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Activities, sports and recreation Samoa

Activities, sports and recreation Samoa

Activities, sports and recreation Samoa We cannot say that sport is the first concern of Samoans. Besides, we would have more tendency, here, to work on your overweight than on your abdominals ...  There remain a few notable exceptions, starting with […]

Culture and tours Samoa

Culture and tours Samoa

Culture and tours Samoa Samoan beliefs (ancient) Everything in the Polynesian world was once steeped in the sacred. Religious, political and social organization was based on beliefs related to aitu, the deified ancestors (great chiefs, warrior heroes, priests) […]

Money and budget Samoa

Money and budget Samoa

Money and budget Samoa Currency and exchange - The currency is the tālā (ST $ or WS $ or WST), divided into 100 sene, a local way of pronouncing "dollar" and "cent". In February 2020: € 1 = ST $ 3 and ST $ 1 = € 0,33. There are 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 […]

Health and Safety Samoa

Health and Safety Samoa

Health and Safety Samoa Sanitary conditions If no vaccination is mandatory, it is recommended to be up to date with its DCTP, MMR, and possibly, depending on travel conditions, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, meningitis and rabies. - mosquitoes are quite present […]

Samoa identity card

Samoa identity card

Samoa identity card - Area  Population  Religion : 57,4% Protestants, 19,4% Catholics, 15,2% Mormons, 7,2% other Christians Density Capital  Languages  RéZé President : Tuimaleali'ifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II (since July 2017). - Institutions […]

Practical life on site Samoa

Practical life on site Samoa

Practical life on site Samoa Alcohol Reflecting the very religious character of the Samoans, the sale of alcohol is prohibited on Sundays (consumption is still possible in restaurants and bars). Electricity 230 V, 50 Hz. The plugs are the same, with three […]

Traditions and customs Samoa

Traditions and customs Samoa

Traditions and customs Samoa 'Ava It is known more as kava. A Polynesian legend evokes the appearance of this earth color drink, served to the first man by the Creator himself. Symbol of respect, sociability, communion with others, the 'ava is inseparable […]

Food, food and drinks Samoa

Food, food and drinks Samoa

Food, food and drinks Samoa Kitchen In Samoa, like almost everywhere else, meals are one of the cornerstones of social life, which brings together families at large. A tradition is essential here: the umu. Common to the entire Polynesian area, this feast […]

Recommended itineraries Samoa

Recommended itineraries Samoa

Recommended itineraries Samoa Samoa, like many Polynesian territories, are above all places to live rather than visit. We come to confront the postcards (clichés!) Of the South Seas that we have in mind - and that we find in part, without failing to be […]

Transport and travel Samoa

Transport and travel Samoa

Transport and travel Samoa Plane The aerial landscape is in turmoil in Samoa. The essential Virgin Samoa, a joint venture company created in partnership between Virgin Australia and the Samoan government in 2006, was dissolved in the fall of 2017 and a new […]

Accommodation and hotels Samoa

Accommodation and hotels Samoa

Accommodation and hotels Samoa Fales The fale is the unmissable Samoan: has a traditional open construction, which is more reminiscent of the Guyanese carbets than the houses in good standing. Often built on stone foundations or on stilts along the coast, […]

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