• Via Auckland to the Cook Islands

    There is no direct flight from Samoa to the Cook Islands. Well, not anymore there isn’t.. The only option is to go via Auckland, New Zealand. Hmmm.. Sounds like a huge detour. And it is. Apart from the extra stop over, you also get to cross the international dateline twice. To make things even more […]

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  • Samoa: Savaii – you wish

    After a week on Upolu we took the ferry to Savaii, the other large island in Samoa – after Hawaii and New Zealand, the largest island in Polynesia, even. Not that that means a lot, because you can still circle it in three hours, even respecting the local speed limit of 56 km/hour. (The word […]

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  • Isa Lei Fiji & Samoa: Fales, Faith & Flowers

    Bounty Island is part of the Mamanuca group of islands and it is the last island we visited in Fiji. Its look and feel and its guests are somewhere in between of both of the Yasawa islands we had visited before: a lot of backpackers but also some families, a beach bungalow not quite as […]

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