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South Pacific Cyclone - Travel Alert

SAMOA | Fri, 14 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [232]

A powerful cyclone in the South Pacific is battering Samoa, and is expected to hit Tonga on Saturday and Fiji on Sunday. Samoa Hit The strongest cyclone in 20 years hit Samoa on Thursday killing three people. After moving offshore briefly it has ... Read more >

Tags: fiji, natural disaster, samoa, tonga cyclone, travel-alert

Samoa Travel Safety

SAMOA | Wed, 4 Apr 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [471]

We're still working on our own traveller-specific safety tips for Samoa. In the meantime here's some great information from the  US State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council  (OSAC), which is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. ... Read more >

Tags: oceania, samoa, travel-safety-tips

Samoa. It really is a tropical paradise

SAMOA | Wed, 11 Jan 2012 | By flyingpiglet | Views [1931]

We spent ten days in Samoa in September 2011 and had a great holiday.   We spent the first few days on Upolu, the main island where the airport is. We hired a fale (traditional Samoan one-roomed sleeping house) at Samoan Outrigger Hotel in Apia, the ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, coconut, diving, fale, resort, samoa, savaii, snorkelling, upolu

Photos: My Photo scholarship 2011 entry

WORLDWIDE | Sat, 3 Sep 2011 | By pablin79 | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Bueno, en primer lugar voy a contarles un poco de que se tratan las fotos que subí, son fotos de como es un día típico (uno de los tres que estuvimos) en la isla Savaii de Samoa, lo que quiero mostrar es un poco de lo que verían si visitan el lugar. Sobre ... Read more >
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Tags: #2011wnphoto, samoa, travel photography scholarship 2011

Samoan Tsunami: safety for travellers

SAMOA | Thu, 1 Oct 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [3588]

Samoa and American Samoa were hit by a Tsunami in the early hours of Wednesday 30th September.  Several Tsunami waves up to 20 feet high, triggered by an earthquake with a magnitude between 8.0 and 8.3, swept ashore on Samoa and neighboring American ... Read more >

Tags: natural disaster, safety advice for travelers, samoa, travel-alert, travel-insurance, tsunami

The Fa'afine

SAMOA | Mon, 6 Apr 2009 | By flashorton | Views [4887]

In traditional Samoan society, there is a certain elasticity regarding gender roles. Both men and women wear lava lavas (skirts) and gender tends to be defined by the the kind of work being done more than anything else; fishing, hunting, building vs.... Read more >

Tags: apia, faafine, ladyboy, samoa

 

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