Swim with the turtles, sleep with the wasps

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SUMMER HIATUS

Swim with the turtles, sleep with the wasps

Barbara
Fountain
Small fale - Samoa
The simple fales at Falealupo offered the bare necessities, a true Pacific Island paradise

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Samoa’s lush forests, ruined churches and warm waters exert a calming influence in between e-biking adventures, writes Barbara Fountain