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In the hammock with Sophia and Roffo  
   

In the hammock with Sophia and Roffo

Samoa to New Zealand

November 3rd 2008
We coincided with the build up to the Teuila Festival in Apia, Samoa, which is primarily a singing and dancing competition from each area, in addition to fire dancing which is pretty exciting and definitely not something to try at home. It provided evenings of entertainment in front of the Government buildings and in an auditorium when weather proved inclement. Apia is a laid back capital sittin ... read more
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New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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