Tau Measina Fales

Tau Measina Reserve, Apia, Upolu, Samoa Western | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Apia

A slice of history and personal insights

A travel blog entry by mithrandir

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... tycoon Johann Cesar Godeffroy, August Unshelm had established trade stations in Tonga and Fiji. When Unshelm died, Theodor Weber took over the firm and spread the Godeffroys empire to thousands of islands around the Pacific. He purchased 300 sq km of land on Upolu and set the stage to realize his dream of raising the German flag over the Samoas. His plans were interrupted by the bankruptcy of Godeffroy and the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. Still a ...

APIA, SAMOA

A travel blog entry by davidmuise

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... another fare. He did not realize that he had the reigning back seat driving world champion in his taxi. Debby had a death grip on my arm and when the rain started and Simone announced that his wipers didn’t work, she began to scream. The elderly couple, Peter and Anne, thought it was the highlight of the trip.

We were dropped off st Aggie Grey’s Hotel, a Samoan landmark, whose proprietor was the ...

An Unexpected Treat

A travel blog entry by gatogo

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... fales were set-up to showcase the wonderful wood carvings, tapa making, and even traditional Samoan cooking in underground ovens or umu’s of coal embers and hot rocks. Our favorite fale to visit throughout the festival was the woodcarving. Men would sit cross-legged on growing piles of wood shavings throughout the day as they carved beautiful kava bowls or other ornate decorations. The group also was preparing a small hand carved ...

Western Samoa: men in skirts

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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... on the company dime before he was on his own. The car loan and the one-day beach fale rental was sort of his severance package, kind of a good riddance gift. He had no savings and his family would start camping the following day on a remote island to the north, a place where they figured 'free’ camping was allowed. Their daughter told me that the dad had nearly gotten his butt kicked the day before when he was approached by a local while sitting on the local guy’s fale. ...

Fia fia

A travel blog entry by apoc100

... is the urchin itself. I tried 3ml of the globule and the taste was absolutely horrendous. It was like sea water mixed in with a hint of rank that had a fluoride toothpaste aftertaste. Ghastly stuff.

It was an excellent cultural experience that could rival the New Zealand rugby team’s haka.

*I’m unaware whether Samoa has a Chinese embassy but I think he resides in China, so potentially the Ambassador of China in China – would that ...

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This hotel is located on Tau Measina Reserve, Apia.
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