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Oct 2009: There's tough times in paradise now. The tsunami has done great damage and many souls has been lost.

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Samoa - The Cradle of Polynesia - is divided into two large islands, Upolu where the capitol Apia and the international airport is located and the largest but less populated Savaii. Between these islands lies the two small island Manono and the even smaller Apolima. To be able to experience at least the islands of Upolu and Savaii about two weeks is recomended, if you want to spend a few nights relaxing in a ocean front fale on a nice beach.

This must be paradise, unspoilt, no highrise hotels and no more visitors than that you get a to know the local poeple and the Samoan life.

I visited Samoa for a week in March 2001, which of course was not enough time to experience all that this small beatiful country has to offer, but better than not having been there at all. And a good reason to one day return.

Have a look at my travelogues for some of my precious memories.

  • Last visit to Independant State of Samoa: Mar 2001
  • Intro Updated Oct 2, 2009
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    nice page!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2007 at 4:40 AM

    Quality tips, thanks for sharing.

  • Lunaina's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2007 at 11:13 PM

    Great tips... this is a place I really love to visit one day....

  • wcph's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2005 at 6:08 PM

    An interesting page - lots of wonderful pics.

  • May 25, 2005 at 1:21 AM

    Ooooh yes the Cooks were fantastic!! Men ser sannelig ikke verst ut på Samoa heller...:o) "Pacific dream disease", I surely can relate to that one! ~Mette~

  • eenelfje's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2005 at 1:50 PM

    Wow very nice page of Samoa. Love the pictures and detailed information. Cant wait to go there this year in June !

  • diver-x's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2004 at 11:48 AM

    Looks like an incredible trip! I hope to see it myself someday. Love the travelogues!

  • fassolia's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2004 at 7:33 AM

    You are lucky to have been there!Very nice page.

  • MarvintheMartian's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2004 at 4:20 PM

    Thanks for the birthday greetings! I'm back from Madrid now and catching up with people. Great set of pages on Samoa and the sunset picture is fantastic!

  • TropicGirl77's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2004 at 10:48 PM

    Bjoern, I can see why you love Samoa so much! Great tips here ... and especially loved your travelogues! Aloha ~ V


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