Fa’a Samoa is not for everyone. Events may not start or end on time and restaurants may not open when the signs say they will. But if you don’t mind a slowed-down pace, Samoans are among the friendliest people on Earth.
American Samoa, about 2600 miles from Hawaii, is the only American territory south of the Equator. Independent Western Samoa - or simply ‘Samoa’ - is just 60 miles further away. They share the same culture and language, but there are interesting differences between the two.
American Samoa has richer, greener forestation, higher mountains, and a more scenic seacoast. Some of the smaller Samoan islands are described as beautiful, unspoiled, undevelope...Read More