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American family checks out Samoa's attractions


American Levi Lloyd and his family are in Samoa to visit his parents, who work as missionaries with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

But the California-based family has already seized the opportunity to visit some of Samoa’s natural attractions as well as interact with the locals.

Speaking to the Samoa Observer recently, Mr. Lloyd said he works as a computer engineer and they travelled to Samoa to visit his parents.

“Well the main reason we came here to Samoa is to visit my parents who are missionaries at the LDS Church and we are staying at Pesega at a rented house,” he said. 

“Back home in the States I am a computer engineer and I have been doing it for 10 years.”

On their first day in Samoa, the Lloyd family already has an impression of the people and the country. 

“This is our first day here in Samoa and we are loving the country, many friendly people and many things to see and yesterday we went snorkelling at the Palolo Deep, it was great but the weather was rainy,” said the American.

The family also visited the Samoa Cultural Center, which Mr Lloyd said they enjoyed as they got to see the historical side of the Samoan people and the different types of art.

“Today we are at the Samoa Cultural center and its great to see how Samoa culture  and different culture historical life,” he said.

Sightseeing and exploring the rest of Samoa is their priority for the rest of their stay in Samoa. 

“Our plan during our stay will be having some site seeing around the island, exploring the  country of Samoa and go to some beaches to do some little Surfing  and snorkeling,” he added. 

Located in the Pacific, a lot of tourists assume Samoa’s climate is hot all year round. But Mr Lloyd said the weather was perfect as it was not hot when they arrived. 

“When we came to Samoa, we thought the weather will be hot, but when we came it was not that hot,” he said.

Mr Lloyd, his wife Rebecca and four children fly out of Samoa next week Tuesday. 

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