Couple immerse themselves in Samoan life; church and pork buns

Not all tourists who visit Samoa are all about pristine white sandy beaches and Samoa’s lush greenery.

Some of them enjoy the simple things in life, like being able to attend a local church service on a Sunday.

Ask Tina Huesing and Logan Deimler, who were visiting from New Zealand, and that’s precisely what they will tell you. Tina is originally from Germany while Logan comes from the United States of America.

 “We arrived on Saturday and on Sunday we went to church,” they said. 

“We really enjoyed it because I think we were very lucky we went to a church on the south side with two choirs, two different choir directors and two different music directors.”

“It was beautiful. The Church minister was very kind because the service was in Samoan but he sprinkled a few English words in and welcomed us and told us what the reading was. So it was a beautiful experience.”

But that was just part of their Samoan visit.

“We also drove around the Island on Saturday and we got to see a lot of family gatherings. We saw a lot of volleyball and it was amazing”

The couple is staying at Seabreeze Resort and they say they have enjoyed their vacation immensely.

They have even been sampling some of the local favourites.

“We have a driver and we told him to take us to where most local people have lunch and he took us to the market. We ate pork buns and it was delicious.”

The Kiwi couple love exploring, which is one reason they are in Samoa.

“When we came to New Zealand, everyday we left the house was new for us and then slowly we broaden the circle and we went to a New Zealand Island. And then we went to the south island and then we went to Cook Island, and then we said we want to go to Samoa and that is why we are here. Just exploring this part of the world”

Tina also spoke on how she found out about Samoa.

“We were going somewhere on the plane, Air New Zealand, and they have this little five minute videos and there was Samoa in the video, so I watched all of them and Samoa looked the best so that’s why.”

“We also know that a lot of migration to New Zealand comes from Samoa.”

The tropical weather is another winner.

 “Last night we went snorkeling and we just walked in the water. There are not many other places we can do that because the water is so cold “

They promise to return.

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