So we rode into Apia from Aggie Grey’s on the Lagoon. We went through many villages along the way. They were all nice and neat, and well landscaped. It looked like the people really took pride in what their village looked like. I found out that many of the villages have beautification contests. They compete against each other to find out which village looks the nicest. When we were going through the villages we saw all sorts of children walking on the side of the roads. They were on their way to school. Everyone had a uniform on. I could tell we were in a new village because the color of the uniform would change.
After about 45 minutes we reached Apia. I could tell we were in Apia because there were a few stop lights. We got off the bus in the harbour area. There were people out on a long boat rowing in the harbour. The boat was about 30-40 feet long and it looked like there were 30 men in the boat rowing. While we were watching the boat we heard music coming from behind us. Every morning at 7:45am the police marching band marches and plays their music from the police station to the government building, plays their national anthem, then marches back. It was quite an experience watching them.
There were many restauants, shops, bars, and hotels to check out in Apia. You should stay at least one night in Apia. Another thing you should not miss is the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum. It was very interesting. They have many items that the Stenson family left. Robert Louis Stevenson is buried on the hill above the museum. You can hike to the top and check it out.
We stayed at Insel Fehrman Hotel. It is a very nice hotel located above Apia. It is a couple of minutes to get to from the harbour, or about a 7 tala taxi ride. They have very nicely appointed rooms, very comfortable beds, kitchens, a pool, restauant, and a great staff.