Kiwi father and daughter vow to return to Samoa

New Zealand Father and daughter, Graham and Natalie Schist have vowed to return to Samoa.

The first time visitors arrived in Samoa last Sunday and have been spending most of their time snorkelling around the waters of the country.

"We wanted to go somewhere nice and warm, with nice beaches and snorkelling so that's why we're in Samoa," Gramham said. 

"We've been snorkelling twice, that's been very nice and then we went onto the other side of the island and then we went to a resort, had some lunch and the Tosua Trench, that was really cool," added Natalie.

When Dear Tourist team asked how they were finding the experience, Natalie immediately said, "very hot, but it was really nice," and laughed. 

Yesterday was the pair's last day in Samoa and they were spotted having a last stroll around the flea market in town, but not before pointing out their least favourite experience about Samoa.

"It's been great, but the only thing is there is a lot of litter in the rural areas which if you cleaned that up, it would be so pretty.

"Just driving by, we saw a school boy after eating his potato chips he just dropped it on the ground, walking home from school and that's not good, apart from that, everything has been beautiful" Graham said.

They enjoyed their trip so much they were unsure about their favourite spot, saying "we don't know because its all so nice," added Graham.

Apart from all the touristy adventures, 17-year-old Natalie pointed out how "fun" it was to be driving in Samoa.

"The driving is very different here; there's rules but people just go with their own Samoan rules, but it's okay, we get used to that," she laughed.

Based in Christchurch, Graham is a flight attendant on New Zealand's flag carrier airline, Air New Zealand  while Natalie is on her last year in Cashmere High.

"We would definitely come back, with more people and definitely stay for a bit longer," they both agreed.

Fifty-five-year-old Graham assured they will be back and encouraged the Samoan people to keep being their friendly selves and to keep Samoa clean.

"People are very friendly, keep that up! So yes, keep smiling and clean up the litter," Graham added. 

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