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There’s a good chance you heard about Samoa before, whether from the numerous TV shows and movies about it or the celebrities like Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) or the American Football players!
This small Oceanic Island country is doing a great job, representing its culture and nature to the world.
Samoa has a lot to offer. Read this post to get more familiar with this wonderland.
Recent history of Samoa
Samoa was under Germany’s control for a while and if it wasn’t for WWI, they might’ve been speaking German now! Since WWI finished, New Zealand took over and ruled Samoa for a few years until 1 January 1962, when they could finally gain independence from New Zealand.
The western part of Samoa, known as American Samoa had the chance to join Samoa but people chose to remain a US territory.
People in Samoa
Samoans make the majority of their country’s demographics at around %93, the rest are Euronesian (mix of European+ Micronesian/Polynesian/Melanesian). There’s also a small community of Europeans.
They speak English and Samoan. Surprisingly, despite being the same people, Samoans speak with the kiwi accent while American Samoans speak with an American accent!
Samoans are %98 Christian and very religious. You’ll definitely see them praying in groups where ever you go. You can even join them in praying if you’d like to!
They are famous for their large physiques and the country has one of the highest male per female birth percentage at 1.7! (they have a shortage of ladies)
Samoans are one of the fattest countries in the world. They’re obsessed with meat fat and love sodium! Even though it’s cheaper for them to eat vegetables, rather than imported fat meat, but they just can’t help themselves, but to eat unhealthily!
What to do in Samoa
Beaches in Samoa
The beaches in Samoa are stunning but since most of them are privately owned, you have to pay a fee to enter most of them which is totally worth it (and cheap)
Traditions in Samoa
Samoan traditions are very interesting. They also have exciting local dances.
Alofaaga Blowholes in Samoa
Alofaaga Blowholes or Taga Blowholes are geysers on the island of Savai’i in Samoa. They are located on the south coast of the island near the village of Taga .
Geological processes created these geysers many years ago.
The lava environment and seawater create pressure, spraying water from a few holes almost regularly after a few seconds.
This area is not protected, but locals rarely let visitors in, because the rocks in the area are very slippery and dangerous.
Some people put coconut on the holes to see how far they’d go when the water shoots them!