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To Upolu and Beyond

We had been told that Upolu would have a bit more hustle and bustle to it than Savai’i as the county’s capital city of Apia and Faleolo International Airport are both on the island. The ferry ride back to Upolu…

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Savai’i: the big island

It is a short 90 minute Ferry ride to the island of Savai’i, located north west of Upolu. The Samoa Shipping Corporation sails from Mulifanua Wharf in western Upolo to Salelologa in south eastern Savai’i. It is easiest to purchase tickets from…

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Samoa

The first step off the plane was a breath of hot, sticky, salty, fresh air. After spending the last 9 months wrapped up in clothes, living in un-insulated buildings during a particularly freezing winter, the tropical climate was literally the…

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Taco Medic: A Love Story

Far from California with no end in sight. Craving real tacos, but no one gets them right. Driving through Queenstown and what do we see? Some pinche gueros selling tacos- how good could they be? “We’ll take four veggie, two…

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Lake Tekapo

We were nauseous and distraught before we ever had a chance to glimpse the famous ‘rock flour’ water. The day before we arrived in Lake Tekpao, two young boys had lost their lives in the cold, neon, otherworldly blue we…

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