Day in Apia, Samoa

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October 16th 2013
Published: October 16th 2013
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Just got back from our shore excursion to Apia, Samoa - independent Samoa, not American Samoa. About 40,000 people now live here, but one it's famous residents was Robert Louis Stevenson, who came here for relief from his probable TD in the late 1800's. He built a lovely home which is now a museum. Got to see a Samoan dance/singing show there. And a tour of the downtown of Apia with a stop at the huge indoor flea market - it was hot and humid. Luckily no flies - they were all at the fish market down the street where we did not go. Leaving here in a few hours and then off to Fiji where we'll be after another day at sea. Looking forward to a longboat ride there.

Tonight some of the Indonesian staff on board the ship putting on an Indonesian Dance and Singing show which we are really looking forward to seeing. They'll also have an Indonesian dinner one of these days.

And to honor Canadian Thanksgiving, we had turkey and trimmings yesterday, so we got to celebrate a little early!


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