Island time for Burns family

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Ben Burns with his family.

Ben Burns with his family.

Christmas and New Years maybe over, but for the Burns Family from Sydney, Australia, the holiday season has just begun.

Ben Burns is in Samoa with his family to have a feel of the island life and what our paradise has to offer. 

They arrived on Wednesday morning and are staying at the Aggie Grey’s Sheraton Hotel at Vasigano. 

And their two weeks here already looks like a fun-filled learning experience. 

Dear Tourist met the family in front of the Mulivai Cathedral heading to the Savalalo Market yesterday. 

“We are heading to the market just to have a look around because we have been told that it is the best place for us to buy Samoan handicrafts and t-shirts and other local made products, which are good souvenirs for us to remember our trip here,” Ben said. 

“In the next couple of days, we’re planning to have a tour around the island and to have a view of the island.”

Asked why they chose Samoa as their holiday destination, he said: “We have been to other countries such as England and the United States of America, but this time Samoa is on our list because it is a beautiful tropical island.

“It was supposed to be a big family vacation, however when we got to the airport, other members of our family had issues with their passport so that made them stay back,” Ben said. 

Speaking on behalf of his family, the 13-year-old boy said: “We are also looking forward to visit the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum sometimes this week. I personally looked up the place and I am eager to see it for myself. 

“I haven’t tried out any local food because we just got here; I am hoping to actually have a taste of Samoan food that are locally cooked and served.

“We’ll see during our stay if we are able to visit some other places but we will not be able to visit Savai’i. It will definitely be on our list for our next trip here.

“So far, it is a great place, friendly people and a beautiful tropical weather.”

Because of their experience, the Burns family has already decided to return to our shores.

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