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    Eat tuna in the market

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Aug 25, 2014

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    I used to buy half a kilo tuna, and then they women supplied me Japanese soja. It was delicious and cheap. There is a fountain in the same mnarket and can supply you dishes and forks. Everybody is nice in that market.

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    The Robert Louis Stevenson Home and Museum

    by etfromnc Updated Oct 5, 2013

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    Late in the 19th Century, renowned writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, and his bride, Fannie Osborne left bonnie ol' Scotland for the South Seas in search of a place where Stevenson's tuberculosis would be less troublesome.

    The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is set in the hills (reminiscent of his Scottish homeland) south of Apia Scottish in the author's beautifully restored former mansion, Villa Vailima, which Stevenson had built in 1890 after deciding the climate of 'Upolu might make life with tuberculosis a bit easier, but he died there a mere four years later. Stevenson and Osborne are buried in the adjacent Mt Vaea Scenic Reserve. The museum, with its spectacular setting, showcases and preserves the memories and lifestyle that drew him and his family to Valima, Samoa. (Vailima means "five waters" and was chosen as the name for their estate because of the five creeks which cross the 314 acre site.)

    His gravesite looks out over 'Upolu's white fringe of reef and the broad blue Pacific. After he died the people of 'Upolu worked 24 hours non-stop to hack a path to the top of the hill so that the body of their beloved tusitala ('storyteller') could be buried the next day with full ceremonial privileges.

    On the tombstone is inscribed RL Stevenson's elegy with its famous last two lines:
    Home is the sailor, home from the sea
    And the hunter home from the hill.

    The museum is closed Saturday afternoons and all day on Sundays.

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    Vailima Brewery Tour

    by ippel Updated Oct 7, 2009

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    After a night out in Apia we woke up at Seipepa. Someone said there was a taxi outside waiting for us. Almost forgotten, the evening before we planned a trip to the brewery with other backpackers. Without having breakfast the taxi took us to the Vailima brewery for a brewery tour. Great experience, especially a couple of hours after drinking lots of bottles Vailima.

    Price: Free.

    Make reservations because tours are only given on certain days.

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    Villa Vailima

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Sep 1, 2014

    It is not far from Apia, just a few kilometers, you can even walk there, what I did. Sometimes people, withour asking, will offer you a ride. There is an entry fee and you will be shown many interesting things inside and will learn a lot about Stevenson. His tomb is up in a hill nearby.

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    The Bahai Temple

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Sep 1, 2014

    It is not far from Vailima. Yopu can walk up there from Apia, it wil not take yopu more than one and a half hour.
    They will supply you much information about that religion. It would be better if you go during a Bahai ceremony.

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    Get a tattoo

    by Tupee Updated Jan 19, 2005

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    Tattoo artist Kapuleni assisted by his son Senato uses traditional methods to create Samoan style tattoos

    Ouchh!

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    Take a tour

    by jorgejuansanchez Written May 24, 2015

    I did not, I preferred to hitch hike and traveled by myself, or sometimes I caught a bus. It was muche cheaper.

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