Food, people and sites, Aussie couple’s Samoan experience

A tourism destination is not just about the famous sites, greenery and the beaches.

It is also about the food, street food that is.

For one Australian couple, Elias and Angeliqua Yazigi, they were always told about the famous Samoan pork bun, locally known as the kekepua’a.

So when they touched down in Samoa, they wanted to try it right away.

 “His cousins who have been here before told us about the pork-bun and have been convincing us to try it when we arrive and so we did and we love it,” Mrs. Yazigi said.

This is the couple’s first time in Samoa and they have loved every moment of it.

 “There is so much culture, it is more relaxed and happier because everyone back home is always stressed but here is nice and more relaxing.”

“Everyone’s so friendly and happy and we don’t get that at home.”

Mr. and Mrs. Yazigi have been here for more than a week and say what they have seen so far impressed them.

 “We saw the To Sua trench, the waterfalls, the beach and they are so beautiful. We loved it so much.”

Back on the food front, apart from the pork-buns, Mr. Yazigi said they have also tried taro and other local dishes and they loved.

The couple also took the time to do some humanitarian work, visiting children who need some help.

And to show their genuine interest in Samoa, they have also picked up some local language, using the word “uso” constantly.

The couple couldn’t stop talking about their wonderful time in Samoa.

And it is for that reason they have promised to return for more of the local food, people, scenery and to grow their spiritual connection to Samoa.

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