Australian sisters in awe at Samoan people and culture

Arielle and Ebony Perkett have spent one whole month in Samoa and have learned that the Samoan culture is all about family, loving and caring.

"Back in Australia, it's always about going to work, getting the money and not relaxing but we have learned that Samoa is so different."

"We were able to go to the actual villages where people live and we have learned so much about the Samoan culture that we were longing for," the sisters said.

The main purpose of their visit is to see the culture, see the people, the land which they referred to as "very beautiful" after hearing from Samoan neighbors back in Australia.

They added that their experiences have highly met their expectations of what they will be experiencing in Samoa.

The Perkett sisters have stayed in  Upolu island for one week and had stayed in Savaii for three weeks where they did some volunteering works helping some Samoan families in Vaisala village.

"We've stayed at one family for one day helping on their vegetable farms and spent the rest of our other days at the second family where we learned about how to make the umu," they said.

It was four times when the Perkett sisters have done the umu and they are super proud that they have done what they came for which is to know about the Samoan culture inside and outside of the families.

"We learned that you have to wake up early to do the umu on Sunday mornings and we have to put in the taros, the fa'is and we had all the food cooked in coconut cream and all the typical Samoan food," they said.

They kept going on and on about their experiences as they even mentioned that they would love to visit Samoa again some time soon.

"They people are so lovely and they're the most friendliest people ever and the culture, everything is just so perfect and we also just learned that time is very important here in samoa and we just wish our time didn't have to end so soon," they added.

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