About the country

Independent State of Samoa (Samoan) Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa
Capital Apia
Currency Samoan Tala


At first, I need to highlight that this page relates to the independent state of Samoa, not American Samoa, which is an unincorporated territory of the United States located close to Samoa. During my stay in Samoa, other travelers shared that within American Samoa, all sights you get are overweight people who eat “small” burgers you wouldn’t be able to finish whereas in Samoa, you may experience nature and culture. This is why I developed no desire to check out American Samoa. Instead, I spent my whole time in Samoa at one place, sleeping in a Fale at the beach, listening to the waves, snorkeling, learning about Samoan culture, and relaxing in hammocks while reading a book.

Since I started the blog not too long before my Sabbatical leave, it might take a while until I manage to write up everything.