Samoa maintain your authenticity — Kiwi couple

New Zealand Kay and Peter Goldfish has urged Samoa to maintain its authenticity and not get too commercialised.

The couple said they have enjoyed their short trip to Samoa and tourists visit Pacific Island countries to see something different and Samoa has been nothing short of "beautiful and amazing".  

"Tourists come to experience something different because like in New Zealand, we come from New Zealand where it's more New Zealand born styled and so we want to see something island so we came to Samoa. 

"Keep it relaxed Samoa and you could probably bring more tourists if you keep it local because if Samoa is too much touristy and commercialised then you won't feel like home anymore," Mr. Goldfish said.

However, they are so far enjoying their time in Samoa. They are staying at the Sheraton Hotel, which they said had beautiful and welcoming staff. 

Mrs. Goldfish was also impressed and touched when a street vendor approached her for money.

"It wasn't scary at all," she said. 

"I was just so touched and hoped I had more money to give him because he was selling me things and I could've said no but my heart tells me to get him something so I gave him all the coins I had left because it was the only money with me that time," she said.

She is also in love with the Samoan traditional fabrics that caught her attention and the colorful flowers surrounding the communities. 

This is Mr. Goldfish's second time to the island and he said it's still beautiful and inspiring. This time, he brought his wife to experience for herself the Samoan way of living. 

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