3 Secret Destinations of the South Pacific

When you imagine the South Pacific everyone conjures images of beautiful white sandy beaches and something along the lines of becoming just like Tom Hanks in Castaway. In all too many cases, when you arrive in a popularized place in the South Pacific region you usually find the opposite. We have spent a number of Read More …

A Palagi in Savaii: Work

Working in paradise is something that everyone dreams of doing. It conjures images of a laptop and a beach with a cocktail in hand, but sadly this is not usually the case. Working in a place like Savaii can be unusually stressful at times due to the fact that you are trying to match island Read More …

A Palagi in Savaii: Recycling

As I am cleaning my whiteboard this morning with Aeroguard – because it’s the only thing that really gets a whiteboard clean aside from actual whiteboard cleaner, which we can’t get here – it’s got me thinking about how different my mindset is now from the throwaway culture I came from. Once upon a time Read More …

A Palagi in Savaii: Shopping

When shopping in Samoa, it is not a matter of “Can I have…?” First you must ask “Do you have…?” followed by “How many do you have?” and then “Can I have…?” Buying what you want in Samoa can sometimes be difficult, but being able to buy what you need in a place like Savaii Read More …

A Palagi in Savaii

Palagi: (pronounced paa-lang-ee) A foreign person, not of Samoan origin Travelling to a new country offers a world of experience, new sights, new sounds, a new culture to explore. But living in a new country offers these things on a whole different level. All of a sudden you go from being an outsider to becoming Read More …