“Beautiful and awesome” were the two words, Tracy Paproth used to sum up her one week in Samoa.
From Adelaide in South Australia, Tracy is into swimming and snorkeling.
Here for the first time in Samoa, Tracy came for her niece’s wedding and has used the opportunity to explore the beauty of Samoa.
Adelaide is in the ring of parkland on the River Torrens and is home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, displaying expansive collections including noted Indigenous art, and the South Australian Museum, devoted to natural history.
The city’s Adelaide Festival is an annual international arts gathering with spin-offs including fringe and film events, she said.
The Samoa Observer met up with Tracy as she geared up to ride around Samoa and to visit the giant clams in Savaia.
“I love the temperature, it’s just beautiful and having some sun on my skin is what I need,” said Tracy.
Leaving the island this Thursday, Tracy said the highlight of her stay have been the “awesome weather” and snorkeling.
“Back home its winter and I just love how the weather doesn’t really fluctuate. It’s warm during the day and chilly at night. Unlike back home it’s just too cold.
“We did not make a new discovery, but we came across heaps of star fish and a lot of fish I’ve never seen before.
“I definitely want to come back and I will tell my family and friends back home about the beauty of Samoa.
It truly is the heart of the Pacific and I just love it here.”
Tracy is also in love with the luxurious gardens.
“Just about every Samoan family has a garden and it’s something you don’t really see in other parts of the world,” she said.
The tourist further told Samoa Observer that she had snorkeled in other Pacific islands such as the Cook Islands, however the difference is the sand.
“Samoa has black sand whereas in Cook Islands they have bright, white,” said Tracy.