Apia Off The Beaten Path

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  • Mount Vaea

    by Maneaba Written Dec 11, 2006

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    When visiting the Apia area you might try taking a hike up to the top of Maunga Vaea
    which the final resting place of Tusitala which is a Samoan word for Storyteller
    also better known to us as the famed author Robert Louis Stevenson.
    Stevenson began his travels from his native Scotland after contracting TB
    and wanted fresh air so he traveled across to the United States and lived in St Helena California
    for awhile the ventured on to Hawaii where he met with Hawaiian royalty
    and became friends with Princess Kai'ulani during her teenage years
    after Hawaii traveled to the present day Republic of Kiribati to the island of Abemama
    where he met with it's fierce chief Tem Binoka and became friends with him
    After leaving Abemama traveled on to Samoa and settled there and lived many years there
    and recuperated from his TB but died from a massive stroke in his old age.
    It took several big husky Samoan men
    to carry his coffin up to the top of the mountain where he is laid to rest
    It's about an hour and a half climb to the top of the mountain.

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    rent a 4wd

    by bobiko Written Jun 20, 2005

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    rent a 4wd to get you around the island. trere is a sealed road around and cross the island, but off this road you will find a true wild expirience.
    Don´t forget to drive 4wd track! It´s track trough the banana and coconut-palm trees with a stunning views and great spots.

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