Apia, Upolo, Samoa

In the past two days we have crossed both the equator and the International Dateline. We are now 17 hours ahead of Eastern Standard time in Canada.  We skipped Sunday but celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving with  nice turkey dinner on Monday. I visited here in 2007 and again in 2010. During the first visit I toured Robert Louis Stephenson’s home where he lived for five years before his death from TB. The house and his grave are now a museum. I attach a photo of the house.


In 2010, I took a tour around the island. Here is a link to the blog:  https://lesliesh.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/apia-samoa/

While we were waiting for the authorities to clear the ship, we were entertained by a Samoan dance troupe (photo).  Once ashore,  I walked to town with a friend. We had  a number of downpours during our walk and it was very hot.  Apia is quite a bustling place.   The former Aggie Grey’s hotel is now a Sheraton. There are a lot of cell phone businesses and some nice shops. There are also a lot of children begging. I took pictures of the old clock tower, a lovely Catholic church and some bougainvillea.  Our next port is Suva, Fiji on the 13th.

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