Samoans; People with big hearts

By Deidre Tautua-Fanene 06 July 2017, 12:00AM

Visiting a country with temperatures around the balmy 30 degrees, you’ll get the urge to relax, let your hair down and enjoy the sea breeze.

This was a comment made by Janine Tyler of Auckland New Zealand when Dear Tourist caught up with her yesterday afternoon.

She is a teacher by profession at one of the colleges in New Zealand and she will be going back home this coming Friday.

As to why she chose to come to Samoa, Ms. Tyler said because some of her students are Samoans and she wanted to experience the lifestyle as well as to explore the place.

“I’m here with a friend who is also a teacher. We came for a holiday and to relax,” she said.

“We are staying at the beautiful Aggie Grey’s Resort near the airport and I just love the people.

“They are very nice, very friendly and always welcoming. It’s a lot different to back home.”

Ms. Tyler said she will be visiting the island of Savaii today.

“We want to go there and see all that we can,” she said.

“We want to make the most of our time here before we go back but so far it has been an amazing holiday even though it’s only six days.

“I haven’t tried the local beer because my friend and I are cocktails and wine ladies, but it doesn’t matter because in the past days we have been here we have fallen in love with this country.

“Despite the heat, it is much better than back home where it’s always freezing.

“We will be leaving on Friday but we will definitely bring our children and families next time and it will be longer than this trip.

“Samoa is a small place but it is filled with people who have big hearts.  That’s what makes this place unique. 

“I am glad that I chose Samoa for holiday.”


By Deidre Tautua-Fanene 06 July 2017, 12:00AM

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