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Around the Cradle

Saturday, 3 Dec 2016 | Views [510]

Only three more days left in Samoa! Today I’d do a trip with Fa’amanu and Mark around the “Cradle of the Pacific." After having some difficulty sleeping last night I had a shower, got ready quickly and walked up to the shop. It turned ... Read more >


Monday, 28 Nov 2016 | Views [529]

Only a little more than a week I have left in Samoa. For the past couple of days I’ve been staying with John, Lagi, and family. They have four children: George, Frank, Mona, and Fina. Lagi made her first carrot cake last night; excitedly enough, ... Read more >

Photos: Manono

Monday, 28 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

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An Epic World Series

Thursday, 3 Nov 2016 | Views [436]

As I continue to create my own world series, I had my eyes on the World Series. I’ve never been a fervent baseball fan and I find it rather painful to sit through nine innings of a baseball game, either live or on TV. The Chicago Cubs remind me ... Read more >

Matavanu Crater

Thursday, 27 Oct 2016 | Views [730]

The coast of Savai’i has its population sprinkled in small villages along the coast. Savai’i’s interior, however, is a vast, wild, and untamed wilderness akin to Southwest Tasmania or New Zealand’s Fiordland. In a lucky break ... Read more >

My Samoa-fied Recipes

Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016 | Views [452]

Tausala and her family have treated me extremely well, not even allowing me to help with cooking or wash dishes. After staying with them there’s no saying that Samoans aren’t hospitable because I’m a “gift of God” to them, ... Read more >


Saturday, 22 Oct 2016 | Views [452]

My plan for this trip went something like this: use ‘Upolu as a base and go to, in order by priority and degree of difficulty from hardest to easiest: Tokelau, American Samoa, and Savai’i. With Tokelau scratched until at least next week I ... Read more >

Photos: Savai'i

Thursday, 20 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

The Cradle of the South Pacific
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Tokelau Tomorrow?

Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 | Views [539]

The boat to Tokelau leaves tomorrow. Will I be on it? Robert told me to text him and he’d call the office this afternoon. In a fit of frustration I said that I’d never touch Samoan vodka again! For only the second time in my life I got sick ... Read more >

Holy Samoa Sunday

Sunday, 16 Oct 2016 | Views [401]

As in much of the Pacific, Sunday is a day of rest, relaxation, worship, and feast. Many businesses are closed, save for a few roadside shops. Over breakfast I was thinking of what I should do today. I’m too restless to ever have a full day of ... Read more >

To-Sua Trench

Saturday, 15 Oct 2016 | Views [477]

Ahhh, these fales! I’m really enjoying my stay here. Faofao is run by Koroseta, the lolofietele (village chief) of Saleapaga. She’s a wonderful Samoan-sized lady of about 50 and always dressed colourfully. With the sound of the sea, I awoke ... Read more >

Fish Markets & Fales

Thursday, 13 Oct 2016 | Views [825]

Last night I told Robert that today I’d be going in search of greener pastures (and bluer seas and clearer skies) so he advised me to head south. There isn’t a whole lot to love about Apia but it’s a good place to get settled and stock ... Read more >

Overcoming a Fear

Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016 | Views [494]

Talofa! Last night I arrived in tropical Samoa, having been to my 37th country. Getting here last night didn't come without some headaches. When I made a turn with my baggage trolley just after passing through quarantine, my small bag fell and a bottle ... Read more >

Photos: 'Upolu

Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

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