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Stories and Tips Western Samoa

Apia and Upolu

Written by catsholiday on 07 Nov, 2010

Country: Independent Samoa formerly known as Western SamoaCapital: ApiaLocation: 13 .5 S & 171.5 W, in the South Pacific between New Zealand and HawaiiTime: GMT-12hours – though they have started day light saving to keep with New Zealand time zonesLanguage: Samoan, EnglishPeople: PolynesianCurrency: Samoan…Read More

Apia, Samoa

Written by J Hamilton on 08 Oct, 2004

The Samoan Islands lie in the South Pacific Ocean, just to the east of the International Date Line, and are thus the last places to see the sunset each day. My recent visit was the first for nearly 40 years. Naturally I expected to see some…Read More

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A Samoan Folk Festival

Written by jemery on 29 Sep, 2002

There’s a magnificent Banyan tree on the Apia Harbor seawall that needs to be photographed in early-morning sunlight. By not sleeping in, I blundered into a pleasant surprise: floats with the Miss Samoa candidates forming up for the Sept. 6 Teuila Festival Parade! Pronounced "Tuh WEE…Read More


Written by Maximax on 03 May, 2003

The waters around Namua Island are a marine reserve. You can walk from the sandy beach and swim to the coral. There are a lot of brightly coloured corals and fish of all different shapes and sizes. I was glad that I took…Read More

Fales are lovely beach accommodation

Written by Maximax on 03 May, 2003

It is possible to stay in everything from posh hotel to tent. You can stay in such types of accommodation anywhere in the world. Samoa offers the chance to stay in a fale. It is the traditional way of living after all. It…Read More

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