Travel Blogs from Samoa

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Waterfalls and a black sand beach, Aganoa, Samoa travel blog

Waterfalls and a black sand beach

A travel blog entry by brookeandnick

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... Gabor is already loading our bags in the back, and we were off.   Turns out Gabor has actually been living in Samoa for a year doing development work for the United Nations, and his parents came to visit him, which is why they were touring ...

Holiday or Nazi Death Camp i'll let you decide, WHIGHERPLEASE, Wallis and Futuna travel blog

Holiday or Nazi Death Camp i'll let you decide

A travel blog entry by simsandsly

Today was the day. My bags packed, my shoes shined, my girlfriend more drugged up than an epiletic social worker on crack and gin. I was going on holiday baby. I met up with Sly in the morning for a quick ice mocca (you know the one where they use that ...

Talofa from Pago Pago, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Talofa from Pago Pago

A travel blog entry by foxycruiser

"Tah-low-fah" is hello in Samoan on this island of Pago Pago ("Pango Pango"). Am. Samoa is an incorporated territory of the U.S. and Pago Pago is the seat of government. The currency is U.S. dollars and both English and Samoan are spoken. Despite the ...

Mt. Alava and then on to... sloshball, Vaitia, American Samoa travel blog

Mt. Alava and then on to... sloshball

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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We awoke early in the morning, and set out for the 5 mile hike from Fag'asa pass up to Mt. Alava, and then on to Vaitia on the other side.  It was a cloudy day which kept the temperature at a cool 85 degrees.  Im not kidding, thats cool.  ...

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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... means that it will be very easy to plant vegetable gardens in these areas. Ray and I were kind of unsure about this whole Samoa thing because it didn't seem to meet our skills or preconceived notions about where we would be and what we would be doing. ...

Outrigger racing, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Outrigger racing

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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This weekend was the Yacht Club's Outrigger canoe races.  The team from Western Samoa came over to race with the America Samoan team.  Just the women's team though.  The afternoon was filled with a myriad of races, including some social ...

Deep Fried Paradise: Savai'i Island, Savai'i, Samoa Western travel blog

Deep Fried Paradise: Savai'i Island

A travel blog entry by karsenault

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My first impression of Savai'i: I stand in water made white by the reflection of the sand beneath it and I watch the colour deepen, flaring out into endless blue; and as embarassingly cliched as this is, I want to cry. Looking out at the turquoise ...

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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On Tuesday we arrived at Aganoa Beach Resort, run by a nice Samoan woman and her palagi husband. 'Palagi' (pronounced 'pa-lang-gee') is what Samoans call white people - apparently it means 'people who fall from the sky', as in fly in on planes. Anyways, ...

Catching up after vacation, Thailand and Cambodia, Samoa Western travel blog

Catching up after vacation

A travel blog entry by rayandjan

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... in our group. Then a few days later I was off to DeKalb for surgery. Everything went fine and I will be back in Samoa by Halloween. Peace Corps policy only allows the sick spouse to be Medivaced so Ray has been held hostage ensuring my return. If it ...

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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... He reported to the police but because the dogs belonged to wealthy people nothing was done……therefore The Mad Dog Murderer of Samoa tossed some poisoned meat to the dog and the dog was no more. Having got a taste for this The Mad Dog Murderer ...

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 ...

Village Life, Vaie'e, Samoa Western travel blog

Village Life

A travel blog entry by rayandjan

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... four small children. Fepuleai is also raising the 2 year old son of an adopted daughter who lives in Australia. T.K. will live in Samoa until he is 5. A niece, Veronika and her family live across the road. She spends a lot of time at our house and ...

Savaii, Avao, Samoa travel blog

Savaii

A travel blog entry by anneristo

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Anne ja Gerli hommik algas väga mõnusalt - kõigepealt rikkalik hommikusöök ning seejärel lõõgastav massaaz, mis oli hotellihinna sees. Massöörideks olid väikest kasvu kohalikud tüdrukud, kelle liigutused olid üllatavalt konkreetsed ja ...

Yesterday was our last day of tradition ..., Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

Yesterday was our last day of tradition ...

A travel blog entry by ryan

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Yesterday was our last day of tradition language class. Starting Monday we're having High Intensive Language Training, where we get to pick what we want to learn. It's kind of like picking classes for college. There is a schedule set, and you pick the ...

I forgot my pictures in my hotel room i'll ..., Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

I forgot my pictures in my hotel room i'll ...

A travel blog entry by ryan

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... mailing address. It might help to add "Western" in front of "Samoa" or at least a W. because the USPS still does not recognize Samoa as an independent state/country. It does exist, and mail will not arrive if they make you put a zip code on the piece ...

Anotherone rides the bus, Vailoa, Samoa Western travel blog

Anotherone rides the bus

A travel blog entry by rayandjan

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... and its name painted on the side, sometimes fanciful (Poetry in Motion) or drawn from Samoan mythology (Queen Poto, Manu Samoa). There is sometimes a distinctive logo as well. My favorite is a cheeky Mickey Mouse sticking out his tongue. Inside, the ...

Samoa, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

Samoa

A travel blog entry by doowral

Samoa with ...

Well, hello there, Miss Paradise..., Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

Well, hello there, Miss Paradise...

A travel blog entry by lctd

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... our final week of the 9, we have chosen Samoa to be a great way to end our travels.   Our first 4 nights in Samoa were spent on the pristine beach of Lalomanu. The most picture perfect paradise beach we have ever seen, with the best snorkling on ...

Sailing, in hell, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Sailing, in hell

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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In the morning, I woke up alone, in my fale, sweating, with a pounding headache, and an insatiable thirst.  We were supposed to go sailing that afternoon, and just the thought of being on a boat repulsed me.  I got some water, took a shower, ...

Seven Months, Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

Seven Months

A travel blog entry by dtoole

Well, I have officially been here for seven months as of today! It feels longer some days. Other days it seems to fly by. I can't believe it! Oh...I came in today and Maggie came out from under the boat! Her collar was gone (I am sure taken by the ...

Savaii, Savai'i, Samoa travel blog

Savaii

A travel blog entry by tristan_g

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to be ...

And already last day, Upolu, Samoa travel blog

And already last day

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... war hier wie fast ueberall in Samoa schwierig, da das Wasser flach ist und Korallenriffe scharf sind. Die 767 zurueck nach Auckland verlaesst Samoa um 1:30 am morgen, die Maschine war praktisch voll. Auf dem Rueckflug habe ich gut geschlafen. Gruss Ralf ...

Doings in Vailoa, Vailoa, Samoa Western travel blog

Doings in Vailoa

A travel blog entry by rayandjan

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It has been a few busy weeks in Vailoa. We started the month with the dedication on the falekomiti. This is the meeting house for the Women's Committee. The women's Committee is made up of all the wives in the village. They have responsibility for ...

Arrive in Amerika Samoa, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Arrive in Amerika Samoa

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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Tom and I arrived, I sick and ready for bed.  Went to my dads and slept for 4 ...

Taugata, Vailoa, Samoa Western travel blog

Taugata

A travel blog entry by rayandjan

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... spot and then moved to the chief's workshop for completion.   My intention was to resurrect the sailing canoe, unseen in Samoa for many years.   Canoes are paddle-driven for fishing in lagoons.  For work outside the reef or for ...

Tin Can Island mail reminder, Pago Pago, American Samoa travel blog

Tin Can Island mail reminder

A travel blog entry by foxycruiser

Just arrived in Pago Pago, American Samoa so will give you a report on the town later. Just a reminder to those of you who would like a postcard with a unique stamp from Tin Can Island, PLEASE send me your mailing address now. The cut off time for the ...

For starters i apologize for not including ..., Apia, Samoa Western travel blog

For starters i apologize for not including ...

A travel blog entry by ryan

... the children of the community, and she wants to see them succeed. We talked about everything from the poor educational system in Samoa to human rights awareness. Since that meeting I had a follow-up meeting with her, and another meeting with the ...

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