It was actually a bit difficult for me walking around Samoa because of the heat and because of the fact that people had to keep ourselves covered. Because of the influence of Christian missionaries, Samoans are generally very religious people. As tortuous as the heat is, walking around in tank tops, shorts or even bikini tops is completely offensive and disrespectful to the local villagers
. Thus, t-shirts, long-sleeves or long skirts/lava-lavas (sarongs) are all the norm even in this severely humid 95-degree country. So a 5-minute walk can easily feel like half an hour because it is so hot and the air so heavy and your clothes so impractical, it seems like you are struggling just to breathe. And forget about trying to wipe away all your sweat...your sweat just never stops sweating because of all your clothes!
Thank you, Christian missionaries, for teaching tropical island people to dress warmly and thoroughly.
The mosquitos are eating me alive!
Savaii recently relocated their market from the wharf to a brand new, and much larger facility, about 5 minutes away from where I was staying at Lusia's Lagoon Resort. Very, very convenient!! On the first floor of the new market are all the different foods and produce, while on the second floor are all the handicrafts and clothings and such. The old market was no longer able to fit all the different vendors and all their goods in one place. The old market outgrew its facility and growing island population.