In several weeks I will be off to Samoa, spending Christmas and New Years there. While I am looking forward to my pending travel, my feelings at this stage are a little mixed. I am, of course excited about the prospect of spending Christmas somewhere other than New Zealand. On the other hand, when you have lived in New Zealand for as long as I have, it can be easy to romanticise all that Samoa has to offer. Even though there a few little negatives I have roaming around in my head, I rest in the knowledge that I will be going well prepared (packing and otherwise), having spent enough time in Samoa to feel confident that everything, in the end, will be fine. Over the next few weeks I will post on what I am excited about, what I am not excited about and some of my hopes I have for my time in Samoa.
This is me - Teine 'Afakasi.
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