It is not often you meet a Kiwi millennial.
But here we are in 2017 and we find Wellington hipster, Rupert, chilling out at Krush in Motootua waiting on his toasted vege panini.
Rupert told Dear Tourist that he and a couple of friends were here to celebrate their mate’s 30th birthday and that it has been a pretty chilled out affair.
“He already celebrated it in New Zealand last weekend but we all came over here to meet up with him,” he said.
“We went to Paddles last night for his birthday dinner and we had a few drinks, it was good fun. It’s pretty good there eh? I really liked the service and the food was real good. The best in Samoa, I recommend the pork.”
Rupert of Wellington tells that it’s his first time to Samoa and he has found it to be what he expected.
“I’ve been all around the world but it’s my first time here, the people are real friendly here,” he said.
He and his mates have hired scooters to get around the island and naturally the heat prevents them from going all the way round.
But Rupert tells us that they did manage to get to some hot spots.
“The highlights have been going to To Sua and then we went to a few surf spots. I don’t surf, I’m pretty useless but my mates do so went to watch them. I’ve just been chilling out in the sun and cruising around. Its freezing in Wellington apparently its been raining the whole week.”
As was expected from a Millennial, we took a break so Rupert could take a picture of us to update his snapchat story about being interviewed by the Samoa Observer and after he was satisfied we continued with our chat.
“Yeah I would definitely recommend Samoa, it’s a real nice place to come hang and chill out,” he said.
“We’re staying at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s which I thought was real nice and tidy. The pool is really nice and the Casino is good. We found out quite late that they had a Casino, we had been staying there for four nights before we stumbled onto the Casino.
“We haven’t tried out too much of the local foods, we had a taste of it with the Samoan buffet we had the other night but the food has been real good where ever we have been. This place (Krush) is real awesome. I’m not vegetarian - nah no way! but its real good, I like it.”
Rupert and his friends are definitely taking each day as it comes preferring to go with the Island flow.
“We haven’t really been out on the town, we’ve just kind of been relaxing really. It’s a bit of a relaxing holiday than anything else. We’ve had a few beers every night and we’ve just been hooning around on our scooters.”