After landing tired yet thrilled on Friday evening, we arrived at our hotel and enjoyed time with our host siblings. Our first full day in Samoa was Saturday, when we dove head-first into our exchange! A two hour language lesson, a scavenger hunt through the capital city of Apia, and a bus ride to the very beautiful Piula Cave pools for swimming & exploring gave us an awesome glimpse of the country...and only left us wanting to see more! Aside from a few sunburns & some still-jet lagged bodies, everyone is happy, healthy, and thoroughly appreciating this incredible experience.
Today (Sunday) we will attend a church service in the capital city, then a traditional umu or Samoan Sunday lunch, in a village.
Here are a few photos from our airport arrival & our group activities.