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I like to discover new places, not ordinary, not the one that anyone knows. I look for the return to innocence, to nature, to the world before Coca Cola and Sony. I've seen Asia, Africa, but this was really WOW.
Samoa is more clean then its' neighbors Tonga or Fiji, but their houses don't have windows. Samoan homes, locally known as "fale", are literally, a shelter above the head. And they do not need more.
When you really want something different, when you want to get away from it all, Samoa it's the destination. The nature is at its HOME. Although getting to Samoa it's an adventure itself, especially if you're traveling from Europe, after you arrive there you'll have the perfect vacation.
Without shopping center, fancy cars, no1 DJs, but with the most peaceful and scenic landscapes I've ever seen.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:nature, crystal waters, exotic luxuriant vegetation
  • Cons:expensive, quite bad fod
  • In a nutshell:Forget the world you know.
  • Last visit to Independant State of Samoa: Feb 2009
  • Intro Written May 1, 2009
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  • mizzzthanggg's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2010 at 6:33 AM

    very nice... if u want to go somewhere not many people know, come to Turkmenistan. there is no McDonald's or any internationally famous brands... but they do import Coca Cola here :)

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2009 at 7:03 AM

    Great tips and photos of your visit to Samoa. I didn't know that the locals have houses with no windows. To have that, the weather must be great -- and, also, without a lot of bugs.

  • joiwatani's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2009 at 5:33 AM

    Island living: simple and relaxing!

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