Just on outskirts of Apia town, the capital of Samoa is Fagalii Airport. It is here that you would go to fly to American Samoa using smaller eight seater planes. It is not much of an airport and you might miss it if you are not looking for it but it is useful for the…
If you are thinking about a Samoa holiday, you will have to fly into Faleolo International Airport. It is the only international airport and only one of two in the whole country. The other one is Fagalii Airport. However, if you are going anywhere but American Samoa, this is the only one that matters. The…
There is a scandal underway concerning Samoan passports. It seems to go all the way up to the Prime Minister (not a surprise) and involves several levels of leadership. Part of this is being blown out by a mysterious guy named OLP (clearly not his real name). However, it could have some indirectly effects on…
The Ministry of Health in Samoa recently put out a report called National HIV, AIDS, and STI Policy 2017-2022. In it was some interesting findings from what I understand and even more interesting was the fact that the government actually admitted that prostitution was a problem in Samoa. (like poverty, they have always denying it)
I came across an article from Samoa Observer, the local newspaper in Samoa about a woman very upset about some Chinese workers doing intense labor on Sundays. I thought it was worth asking the question: How to not offend a Samoan?
I saw on the website of Samoa Observer, the local newspaper (or tabloid is more honest) that Emirates Airlines is being talked to by the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi about coming to Samoa.
If you are looking for a great beach experience on your Samoa Holidays, checking out Taufua beach fales is something you would be very interested in. It is the closest to the hostel experience that you will get in Samoa. I really enjoyed the time I spend there every time I was in Samoa.
I have traveled the world but I have to say that sleeping in beach fales on my Samoa holidays is probably some of the best sleep I ever got. It is not five star resort hospitality and it is natural and very comfortable.
One of my favorite places to stay in Samoa is called Sina PJ Fales in the village of Tafitoala on the south coast of Samoa’s main island. It is not just cheap but some of the best Samoan hospitality I have seen anywhere in the country.
Samoan music going through a transformation and it is quite interesting to watch as an outsider.