Aussie wants second Samoa visit

By Vaelei Von Dincklage 17 March 2020, 1:00PM

A 60-year-old Australian has given Samoa the thumbs up, saying she enjoyed her time going on a tour of Upolu and had a chance to taste the local brew and tobacco.

Brisbane-based, Julie Litwin, who is in Samoa with her sister and brother-in-law – told Samoa Observer that she felt welcome everywhere they went and the scenery including the waterfalls were breathtaking.

"I am so in love with the waterfalls, they are just fabulous. This is my first time in Samoa and I am glad that I got to get out and see the whole island of Upolu," she said. 

"This country has made us feel welcomed unlike some of the other countries, if there is one thing about the flea market,it is that some of the stalls almost sell the same product but so far it was lovely. The people are very friendly.”

While their visit to the flea market was an unforgettable experience, Mrs Litwin said she loves the people and their friendliness, especially the vendors.

An opportunity to taste the locally-made beer Taula as well as try cigarettes was on the cards for her.

"I love drinking Taula and one thing about the smoke is that Samoa's cigarette is stronger than the ones in Australia," she added while laughing.

A return trip to Samoa for another vacation is now a real possibility, according to the Brisbane resident, as she said she had a good time. 

Working in the aged care industry in Australia, Mrs Litwin said she hoped to older folk in Samoa, but was advised that most of the elderly stay and are taken care of by their families. 

"I take care of my mother back in Australia, my mother is 90, and now my other sister is staying with her while me and my other sister came to Samoa for our holiday," she said with a smile.

By Vaelei Von Dincklage 17 March 2020, 1:00PM

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