Pago pago

Trip Start Apr 08, 2011
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Trip End May 13, 2011


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Flag of American Samoa  , Eastern District,
Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cant believe the time is flying, we off to pago pago American Samoa, you really no your in the states now they drive on the wrong side of the road. And even in this small island there is a macdonalds and a Kentucy fried chicken. Oh well the rest of the tour was great, the tour guide didn't stop talking the whole time and she was full of information, and as nosey as we were we had to ask what her rate of pay was and she was doing the tour for nicks but her paid job she was paid $4.84 and hour. Even the kids at maccas get more than that. !!! makes you feel good about where we are, but in saying that she and her family are very happy people.Monica or Anna as she like to be called, was telling us the bus driver (Assor) is a very good driver he will take us on this tour and bring us back to the ship safe and sound and he does have a licence???? J That was really nice to know

 Anyway we seen a lot of churches and the samoan governers house which was turned into a museum, his wife must still lives their as she was showing us through the house. We all recognised her in the photos with president Clinton when he obviously visited here. While we were there there was a pig tied up in a pen, not sure what they are going to do with it but it didn't look to healthy>???

It wasn’t until it was pointed out to me that I realised this was one of the places that was affected by the tsunami 2 yrs ago even the island yesterday was affected but they have clean it up so much you cant really tell unless you are really looking for it. Although once it was pointed out to me I then seen it. There is still rubbish being washed up on shore from other places, like computers etc. And buildings that look like they could have been fix up but obviously not able to as they haven’t done anything with them.

We went up to turtle and shark bay, we are standing on the volcanic rocks and the samoans are singing and the turtles come up as well as sharks but you cant point at them as it is bad luck, it was lovely to see the coast line as it is all in its natural state not a lot of readjusting has been done, which is great.

Then its back to the ship, and the markets lol and there was a lot of them here. As we were leaving the docks this afternoon 2 of the ladies gave a dancing demo was lovely to see. They are very graceful people and so happy. We can have a sleep in tomorrow at last.  J poor kids have been getting up nearly every morning around 6am which is 3am your time aussie time that is.
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John Wasko on

THANKS FOR COMING. MORE ABOUT AMERICAN SAMOA

http://amsamoa-busycorner.blogspot.com

From Pago,

JW

angelanna
angelanna on

Hi Cathy what an experince, just goes to show you how lucky we are and also that material things really are not that important hey, keep have a great time regards anna

Debby Browne on

Hi all, i'm so glad you are having a great time keep the info coming Cath you are doing a great job of telling your tales I so look forward to checking my email. Love to you all
Debby

Lee-Ann Hurst on

Glad to see you are all having such a great time. Very jealous. Glad everyone is well and enjoying themselves. Keep us all posted on the advenures. xxxxxx

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