Dave Parker Eco Lodge

Parker Road, Apia, Upolu, Samoa Western | Resort
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Travel Blogs from Apia

I'm going to wash that man right out of my hair

A travel blog entry by neilywheelie


... a sickly man and died in 1894. His most famous works were already published by the time he arrived on the Island and it was from the success of the books paid for him to travel. The house Vailima has had a chequered fortune over the years. When Stevenson died is ailing Mother decided to move back home to Scotland, his widow went back to America and so the house was sold. It was bought by a wealthy magnate and an extension was added then it was sold ...

A slice of history and personal insights

A travel blog entry by mithrandir


... 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 ...

Arriving in Apia, Samoa

A travel blog entry by mithrandir


... make the rules, we just do our best to follow them. Mithrandir was the only yacht out there and we became quite the attraction with swimmers, rowers, paddlers and little dug-out canoes.

Dealing with our acute lack of fuel - situation wasn’t easy. To spare you a long story we ended up borrowing jerry cans and doing several trips to the gas station by taxi to tie us over the next couple of weeks. Junior once again proved himself by doing all ...

DAYS 8-14 - AT SEA

A travel blog entry by davidmuise


DAYS 8-14 - AT SEA

The temperature has been climbing steadily as we approach the Equator. Most days have been in the 85-90 F range with high humidity. We had one full day of rain so activities were confined to indoors... or whatever you say on a ship. Our days have fallen into a routine, once Debby has made the bed and straightened up the bathroom, we head for the Promenade Deck ( I still haven’t found the ...

Clinical Insights

A travel blog entry by carak

... of electrical tape looking zinc oxide tape only to pick up and a scalpel fall out - handy!!! no harm tho! Lack of sharps containers (they just have a bucket on an old ECG trolley (ECG died and was never fixed a long time ago I imagine), also annoyingly a lack of tourniquets. I think I am going to compile a list of personal equipment must takes for the next students. Doctors nice so far, happy to teach and explain. Asked when to ...

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