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Italian pair soaking in the beauty and scenery

Working in Samoa has its challenges but Italians Cristiano and William are just happy to be away from the winter chill and to discover all that Samoa has to offer.

The duo flew into the country mid-December last year for work. 

But it has not all been work as they say they are enjoying their stay here, though the wet season is threatening to ruin their adventure.

“Of course we have enjoyed as this is my first time to Samoa but for William, this is his second time here – so we really enjoy being here,” said Cristiano.

“Well actually there is winter time where we’re from and its very low temperature; a few degrees below zero actually and so you know during winter time there is the best time we can enjoy the sun here.” 

“But anyway, we enjoy our stay here, it’s a very good experience and also the staffs for the new airline are all so nice.”

Speaking of the wet season, Cristiano said: “Nothing more, we love Samoa but 100 per cent the weather condition is sometimes very wet.”

For the two Italians, Samoa is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered with its lush green scenery and friendly people. 

“Just Monday morning I was happy that people that doing fuel of the airplanes asked me how long I am here and I told them it was my last week.” 

“And then told me they will miss me and I was happy to hear that from them – very friendly people, very kind. We’ve even had help from them when we need it, so I appreciate a lot of the people here so I’m happy.”

But living and working in Samoa hasn’t been without its challenges for Cristiano and William.

“First thing is the road, sometimes it very dangerous and it’s hard to drive on because we drive every day from here to airport two times for each day and also the store’s opening hours,” they said laughing. 

After a month’s deployment, they are ready to return home. Cristiano flies out on Sunday while William – who lives in the Italian city of Milan – leaves in a month. 

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