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Samoan cricket

Samoan cricket

Samoans love their rugby. It pervades all sectors of society. There are goalposts in almost every village on unkept grassy fields, like with soccer in Asia and Africa. For a small country of 180,000 people they punch way above their weight on the rugby field, having made quarter finals of the World Cup. They also have indigenous sports that are [...] Read more

Alofaaga Blowholes

Alofaaga Blowholes

There are many spectacular sites in Samoa, but one that literally blew us away was the Alofaaga Blowholes. This unique natural phenomenon is located in a relatively isolated area of the less-populated island of Savai'i, a short distance from the village of Taga. We cycled into Taga and nearly missed the fading directional sign by the side of the [...] Read more

Samoa singing

Samoa singing

Samoans are enthusiastic and talented singers. Music and dance are important to their social and religious lives. We were told before going to Samoa that Sundays are sacred. Most people dress up in white clothes and attend church. There are numerous churches for many denominations across both islands and some are architecturally stunning. Unlike [...] Read more

Samoa ferry

Samoa ferry

Libby has written an excellent blog post which describes our recent Samoa adventure in some detail. I will add some snippets to that here. On our first day in Samoa we caught the ferry from Upolu to Savaii. The Samoa Shipping Corporation sails five services a day from Mulifanua to Salelologa across 13 nautical miles on six days a week. The service [...] Read more