I can’t believe it, but I have not ridden a motorcycle in 2012 yet. Weather and work have conspired to keep me away from the bikes. I’m getting anxious… but I know very nice riding days will soon be here. Meanwhile, let’s talk about other things. Digging on my photo archives I found a few treasures that I would like to share with you. One of them is American Samoa. I’ve been to American Samoa five times, always on work related matters.
Few tourists go to Samoa from the United States, as it is too far and out of the way from North America. Only two flights a week connect American Samoa to the United States, via Honolulu, making it a more isolated and more interesting place to visit. Hawaiian Airlines 767’s leave Honolulu on Sundays and Thursdays at 5 pm Hawaiian time, arriving in Samoa 5 1/2 hours later.
I’m not a Bed and Breakfast type of guy. Give me a run of the mill hotel from any chain of hotels and I’m happy. But in Samoa very few of those hotels are available so I’m happy to stay at one of two Bed and Breakfast hotels owned by the same family. One of them is Le Falepule. Nested on the hills, this is a great place to enjoy the views of the Pacific Ocean.
What a nice and tranquil way to start your day.
This breakfast and the view are good reasons to get out of bed.
Services are provided by Repeka.
If you wake up early enough in the summer (South hemisphere summer) you can enjoy nice sunrise views from Le Falepule.
Or you can enjoy the views of a distant squall. I can spend hours enjoying the views of the Pacific. It seems like the weather in the South Pacific is always active, making the same view look different at every moment.
And from there I can see the main road going to Pago Pago, and how the traffic picks up. Time to go to work!
The other hotel I stay when in Samoa is called Moana O Sina. This Bed and Breakfast, owned by the same family as Le Falapule, is at sea level built on an area of lava fields.
Service is very similar to what you get at Le Falepule.
But it offers more amenities.
Like this swimming pool with a view of the Pacific.
Which is a great place to relax after work.
And enjoy the ever changing skies on the Pacific.
You can walk on the lava fields and enjoy the views towards the west.
Moana O Sina has its own beach.
But you won’t have access to the water.
On the next post I will show more pictures of American Samoa. The title is likely to be : American Samoa (what makes it so beautiful). Stay tuned!