Looking for a place to relax and meditate?
So urge George and Kathrine Weber who have come all the way from Germany to do just that.
They went online and saw an advertisement on Samoa and they took the chance.
The Biologist and Architecture are here for three weeks to explore the island they only saw as a dot on the world map.
“So we’ve only been here for just three days now,” said Mr. Weber.
“The first thing we noticed and we had to look at when we first arrived is the people because we wanted to know what kind of personalities do the people of Samoa have,” he said.
“After three days and we fell in love with the people because they are just simply amazing.
“They say hello to us when they see us and we don’t even know them but still they make the effort and that is the most important thing.”
One of the best things about Samoa, they believe, is the pace of life.
“It’s peaceful and relaxing,” they say.
“I can actually hear the wind which is amazing because at home we are always busy with work and we do our own thing so it’s just completely different from your country.
“As we were looking on the internet for a place to go on vacation and we saw a travel agent that was promoting Samoa and that’s when we thought well, we haven’t been to Samoa so let’s try it out.
“And now that we are here the four days travel to get to Samoa is all worth it.
“We also saw the celebration of Independence Day yesterday and it’s amazing how far the people of Samoa go to commemorate this event.
“It was colorful and I’m just happy that we were able to witness this celebration.”
As for the food, the palusami is their favourite.
“It was the first time I had that kind of food and boy I loved it,” she said.
“I think I want to take some back. We also want to learn how to make them so that we can have it at home every day.
“The fish as well was great and so many things that really make us want to stay a bit longer.”
So would you recommend Samoa to your families and friends back home?
“Of course we will,” said Mr. Weber.
“We will tell them to come to Samoa and have the time of their lives because this is just a perfect place to come for a vacation and get away from our busy schedule.”