APIA: capitol. main city. port. business district
Trip Start Nov 03, 2009
11Trip End Nov 17, 2009
Upolu is a much smaller island than Savaii, but it is the most populated and more developed of the two islands. The "main island" of Upolu also holds the main city of Apia. Apia is the capitol of Samoa. Apia is the only major city of the entire country and is also the only port, harbor and business district of all of Samoa. Like most major cities, this is where you will find all the major hotels, shops, restaurants, banks, internet cafes, embassies, nightlife, the largest flea market and even the only McDonalds. The main hub of the business district lies along the harbor waterfront.
But unlike most major cities, it is still a small, quiet, laid-back, old-world colonial feeling (from German colonization way-back-when) where many businesses will still close down for the lunch hour
It is hot as hell and the mosquitos are eating me alive!