Kickin it in Apia
Trip Start Mar 02, 2010
82Trip End Oct 29, 2011
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The Aussie palangi guy was conveniently heading into town (Saleleloga) and offered to give us a lift, taking us to the bank (so we could pay him - we ran out of cash!) and then to the wharf
We took a taxi into Apia and are staying at the Seaside Inn. It's basic but fine. Upon arrival we both collapsed for a nap, then went for a walking tour of the city, seeing the limited sights a city of 47,000 has to offer. We had some ice cream for the first time since we've been here, which was a treat! I'd been missing that.. for me, hot weather and ice cream go hand in hand.
Last night's fia fia at Aggie Grey's was great! It is a very nice hotel, built in the 30s and maintains that old-style class and charm. The show involved singing, guitars, drumming, and both male and female traditional dancing. At one point some of the female dancers came into the audience and grabbed some male spectators to dance on stage - Nick included! He did a good job :) The fire dancing was the coolest part, with male dancers swinging double-ended torches, sometimes two at a time, all around their bodies and throwing and catching them like batons. We enjoyed a buffet dinner afterwards and then came back to the hotel, exhausted.
Today we had planned to do some swimming activities around Apia but the weather is still rotten so it will have to wait. Instead we are catching up on reading, writing, and relaxing (as if we really need to catch up on relaxing...).
We are half way through our Samoan adventure, with one island down and one to go..