Apia,capital of Samoa(1): quick visit and snorkelling in Palolo Deep
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On our daytour of Upolu,we had a glance at APIA ,capital(40 000 inhabitants) and chiefport of Samoa ,sitting on the Northern
coast.We saw the Clocktower erected as a WWI memorial and acting
as a central point of the city, some Colonial wooden buildings(in particular inland, at the Courthouse with
the Samoan museum on the upper floor),the seven storey Government building which has a questionable
design and was the product of Chinese benevolence.
Nearby,waterfront, is the white painted catholic Cathedral.
The main market,Maketi Fou was more attractive and I did a lot of shots for Yanti who likes vegetables
and fruits.It's a crowded place where people socialise and where the Matai,the chiefs come to have a
drink of Kava,chat or play.
The must for me was later the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve with its blue hole containing lots of colourful fish.
Before we came back we drove in front of Robert Louis Stevenson house,a highlight of Apia located
only few km inland(We'll visited it later).