Thursday, July 26, 2012

Samoan buses and Fish Market.

The Samoan people are very deeply religious, many of the colourful buses had religious slogans on the side. There were many many Churches around the island, seemed to us that there were more Churches than people but on Sunday they were all full of beautifully dressed people..... all in snowy white clothes.

We just loved the open air buses with no glass in the windows, cost is very cheap, service is good and the other passengers are so respectful and curtious every time I got on the bus someone who was sitting at the front would immediately stand and give me their seat if there were no other seat someone would jump onto another Samoan's knee so iIcould sit down...... amazing.

 We caught on of these colourful buses into city centre each day to buy fruit and chicken buns from the market, chicken buns are an ordinary bun with chicken cooked inside them, really yummy.

 The large rounds of fish are steaks of big game fish, like Albacore Tuna and Yellow fin tuna, very cheap.Cost was $12 Tala island money so about $8 NZ money, would be more like $80 at home! If you could buy it.
We enjoyed visits to the fish market, seeing the selection of different colour size and shape of fish plus lobster and crab and other things too; the man at the top is holding a sea snake!.
Our friend Lena from the market cooked us up a good feed of fish and chips. This dear lady whom we visited every day, presented me with a hand made lava lava on our last day, she tied it on me. Such an honour to be given this, she was a delight..

1 comment:

cloudia charters said...

Nice post.

Aloha from Waikiki
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