Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Island Tour

L to R: Emily, Jenny, Leah, Cassie, Kyle & Dana
Continuing to take full advantage of my two week vacation from school, I joined a group of fellow volunteers in taking a day to travel around Samoa’s most populated island, Upolu. My friend Leah took vacation days so that she could rent the car and drive it for us. The rest of us rode along for the adventure. The goal of the trip was to do and see some of the things that are normally harder to do, when we are traveling on the buses. The trip ended up being a great time with great friends.

Below you can see a summary of our tour in pictures.

View from the front seat on the north side of Upolu.

Despite having to drive on the left hand side of the road and use a stick shift, Leah did a great job of driving!

A small rock island.

Washing my hands after dinner at Leah's host familie's house. It is Samoan custom for the children to bring the bowl of water for their elders to wash their hands with.

We saw these guys riding on the back of this truck while on Cross Island Road.

Taking a moment to stretch my legs.

Dana during our stop for lunch at a beach resort on the south side of Upolu.

It's the end of the dry season here so the waterfall was pretty weak, but still beautiful.

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