It's been rainy lately, but we managed to squeeze in a little beach time last Saturday. We were just a little east of Fatu and Futi (within walking distance). Fatu and Futi are in a Village that's on the stricter side from a religious standpoint and can feel unwelcoming for non-Samoans. This is especially true when it comes to dress since all Samoans swim in long shorts and T-shirts. Some have said it's due to religious conservatism and other said it's because they are "big" people, and I believe it's a mix of both. Either way we can feel the stares when we are on the beach which I find a bit ridiculous since true Samoan culture would have everyone running around basically naked, not covered from head to toe.... but I digress. In light of the cultural situation, we moved away from the popular area and enjoyed the water by ourselves.
The Jaskowiak Family
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