Travel Blogs from Apia, Samoa Western

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Samoan Insect Dance, Manase Village, Savaii Island, Samoa travel blog

Samoan Insect Dance

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... have some witticism to say about this next week when it is his turn to write this thing). We are now back in Apia,the capital of Samoa and plan to tour Upolu, the more populous of the two main Samoan islands in just one day. Unfortunately we ran out ...

Fa'a Samoa, Apia, Samoa travel blog

Fa'a Samoa

A travel blog entry by mmartinskerm

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... decided to explore. How hard can this place be? It's the pacific after all.. So after some wandering around I located a nice western style cafe, ordered a strong coffee and a full English breakfast and waited for my friends to arrive. Sure enough they did ...

Elenka the Trickster, Apia, Samoa travel blog

Elenka the Trickster

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... 8211; we're all part of a trivia team called the Albertarians – took a cab across the island of 'Upolu, in Samoa to a nice little snorkel beach. The island is quite picturesque with many hilltop spots where you can stop and experience wonderful ...

Samoa Travelling, Manase, Samoa Western travel blog

Samoa Travelling

A travel blog entry by micromegas-2005

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First week in country this year, Apia, Samoa travel blog

First week in country this year

A travel blog entry by ryan

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... . He has graduated from the local university and now works on the top (5th) floor of the government building doing work on Samoa's Economic Plan. His degree is in Commerce. I purposely missed my bus Saturday, and headed to the beach with some friends ...

Escape, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

Escape

A travel blog entry by dtoole

... ever really get away when you are a foreigner living here? The answer: No. Somehow they know. They always know. In my case, Samoa is too small for them not too. Plus, my friend had been there before and they knew already. No matter where you ...

It is true: My take on an unusual situation, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

It is true: My take on an unusual situation

A travel blog entry by dtoole

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... 't seem to mind dressing as girls or looking like them. They seem to prefer the company of girls. Often times among my Western friends there is discussion as to the fairness of incorrectly identifying and raising a child as the opposite sex. It seems ...

A week in the sun is more than enough fun!, Apia, Samoa travel blog

A week in the sun is more than enough fun!

A travel blog entry by kwant

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... from New Zealand, we arrived in Samoa in a torrential downpour! The plan from the outset was that we would arrive in Samoa, exhausted from travelling frenzy with 3 weeks to chill, sunbathe and snorkel getting home in idyllic calm. The actual outworking ...

Samoa, Apia, Samoa travel blog

Samoa

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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Arrive in Samoa, Apia, Samoa travel blog

Arrive in Samoa

A travel blog entry by katiebays

After a long couple of flights (managing to sleep a bit on the second), we finally touched down in Samoa. Outside I could see palm trees and ocean. As soon as we were off the plane I could feel the warmth and humidity. Chris spotted his parents straight ...

Discovering Aggies & new friends, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

Discovering Aggies & new friends

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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... and educational. We later walked for 4/5 kilometres to the end of the peninsula at the other side of the harbour to find Apia Yacht Club and a restaurant called Sails which has good local reputation. Helen like a little beetroot by the time we got ...

The past 12 days in the village have proven ..., Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

The past 12 days in the village have proven ...

A travel blog entry by ryan

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... down the main road in the village, or going to the beach. Sometimes we sit outside the village store on the grave. In Samoa it is respectful to sit on the graves of the deceased, which are usually situated in front of every fale (house). Today was ...

Preparing for re-entry, Apia, Samoa travel blog

Preparing for re-entry

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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... a hibiscus flower over an ear and a three-foot long coconut knife clutched in one hand. There is absolutely no trash in Western Samoa. We reached the end of the island to an area called 'return to paradise,' the film location of a movie ...

Samoa, Apia, Samoa travel blog

Samoa

A travel blog entry by tristan_g

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Exploring Southern Samoa, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

Exploring Southern Samoa

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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TIPS FOR TRAVELLERS Always ask hotel staff to negotiate a taxi and driver for the whole trip, including waiting for you at places, even if for 2/3 hours. They get an agreed price for the day. However when you arrange this the taxi driver may not be that ...

Secret defenses of Samoa, Vailoa, Samoa Western travel blog

Secret defenses of Samoa

A travel blog entry by rayandjan

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... of each and every artillery piece in the archipelago:   This impressive battery defends a strategically placed car rental agency overlooking Apia harbor on the island of Upolu. The guns are said to have come from a British ship wrecked in the ...

Time for a Holiday, Apia, Samoa travel blog

Time for a Holiday

A travel blog entry by shewtp

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... for six months had taken its toll and we were in need of a holiday. So we took a week at Coconuts Beach Resort & Spa in Samoa. It was pretty much what you might expect: a week of lazing by the pool, where the most energetic thing we did all day was ...

We made it, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

We made it

A travel blog entry by rayandjan

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We have finally reached our objective-Apia, Samoa. We arrived at about 5:30 in the morning just as the sun was coming up. We were met by a party of Peace Corps volunteers with flowers, along with a traditional Samoan band, then we were packed off in ...

One year down, Vailoa, Samoa Western travel blog

One year down

A travel blog entry by rayandjan

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We have completed our first year in Samoa.  I think we have made it past the one year slump when people seem to get depressed and wonder how they will ever make it to the end.  Don't know if we will make it all the way to August 2008 but it does ...

Wish List, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

Wish List

A travel blog entry by dtoole

Well, everyone has been fantastic in sending me care packages. I can't tell you how much they mean. It is a great surprise. If I haven't emailed you about receiving one, I haven't received it yet. Sometimes they take a pretty long time. I will be on ...

the diversity of this simple clothing accessory!, IN THE BUFF, Samoa travel blog

the diversity of this simple clothing accessory!

A travel blog entry by kwant

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Having purchased and lost a Buff from south africa to south east asia, its loss was so noticed that a new one was bought in New Zealand- what is a Buff i hear you cry? Its a simple elasticated tube of cloth which can be used in a multitude of ways. its ...

Last phase of our pacific islands, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

Last phase of our pacific islands

A travel blog entry by vicky.mcneil

... the 23rd for the same reason. Hope I haven't bored you all too much! Love and miss you all Vicky xx xxx xx Tuesday 15th July Apia Samoa Arrived late in Samoa, once at our hostel we both headed for our room, it was a 3 bed dorm which was really ...

It's been a few days since my last entry ..., Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

It's been a few days since my last entry ...

A travel blog entry by ryan

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It's been a few days since my last entry, and I have so much to share this time around. For starters, our group is down to 11, and I am the only guy now. We lost Mark and Brian to a policy violation. The way in which the matter was handled did not ...

The Regatta, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

The Regatta

A travel blog entry by dtoole

... paddle around the harbor, sometimes we paddle over to Tamasina Beach and back. I have met a lot of fantastic people including Samoa's national women's team, many of them members of Pualele. (There are other clubs in town.) They train almost everyday ...

Vailoa Palauli, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

Vailoa Palauli

A travel blog entry by rayandjan

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... , here. Even the poorest Samoan will attempt to beautify his dwelling as best he can. It has surprised the 'western' sensibilities of some of our volunteers that village beautification ranks high amongst the development concerns of Samoans, as compared ...

One Year, No Way!, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

One Year, No Way!

A travel blog entry by dtoole

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Traditionally around here, group members tend to celebrate benchmarks in their service. Group 72 of PC Samoa was no exception. We decided to head back to the beginnings of our affair with Vailima and South Pacific Pizza, Italianos Pizzeria. As ...

Kickin it in Apia, Apia, Samoa travel blog

Kickin it in Apia

A travel blog entry by brookeandnick

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... eating area. Also, there is a 'fia fia' - a traditional cultural dance and fire show - at legendary Aggie Grey's Hotel in Apia every Wednesday, so it worked out well to come into town and see that. The Aussie palangi guy was conveniently heading into town ...

The Shortest day of our lives, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

The Shortest day of our lives

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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... some poisoned meat to the dog and the dog was no more. Having got a taste for this The Mad Dog Murderer Of Samoa went on a one man exercise to rid Apia of all mad dogs. Maybe just a story…………. Today when we got up at 4.00am his ...

Aggie Grey Day, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

Aggie Grey Day

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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... going.and thought that if we went they might feel they were being stalked by two old Brits…..and it was their last day in Samoa. Book reading, swimming and then taxi to Sails. Had a great meal of fish soup, raw fish, meat plate and Tuna with Chilli ...

Life in the village, Vailoa, Samoa Western travel blog

Life in the village

A travel blog entry by rayandjan

Days start early in Samoa. People start getting up around 5:30, with the sun. We can hear the sound of coconuts being scraped out to extract the coconut cream. The smell of smoke drifts into the room from the cooking fires. The water runs a people ...

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