Dave Parker Eco Lodge
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... underwater tunnel and deep, dark caves to fully explore this amazing system. The freshwater offered a pleasant contrast to the Tosua sinkholes yesterday. After some suspect driving we reached Lalomanu beach. Another stunning vista awaited us, with clearer sea and softer sand than yesterday's beaches. Having climbed some coconut trees, we snorkelled out to sea. While the coral was largely dead from the tsunami in 2011, there were enough ...
By 3pm we made the entranceway to Vailima, the original home built by Robert Louis Stevenson where he spent the last 5 years of his short life from about 1890. It is a very grand villa with massive balconies and a two story view over Apia bay several kilometres away, built as part of a large plantation he owned or leased.
Apparently he had bad health (asthma ?) since a youngster in ...
... have wanted to live there. The taxi took us right up to the front door and there was just one other couple besides us that went on the tour. The sweet Samoan girl showed us all the rooms and whilst mostly made up with reproduction furniture, there are some original pieces, including a set of Stevenson's first editions. The house is huge and I was amused to hear that the servants all wore the traditional Lava lava (like a skirt) in tartan. After the tour ...
... over 30 minutes. They are so quick and its all done by hand. We had a great feed at Grandmas to finish off a great trip to Samoa.
Next time we go back we would like to look at a business of some sort as there is so much
potential there. We really want to set up a Guest House there as there is hardly anything! Watch this space.
Stress of the week:
Trying not to lose Laura's engagement ring before we got to Namu'a
... Samoans sold their lands to the Europeans to acquire armaments to settle the matter.
In the meantime, Britain and the USA were struggling to attain some sort of peace in the islands. in 1872 the USA had been offered exclusive rights to a naval base in Pago Pago Harbor by the High Chief of Tutuila in exchange for the protection and backing of the US government.
The following year Col. AB Steinberger, serving as an official agent of the US ...