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This capital city’s harbor was the site of an infamous naval standoff, where seven ships from Germany, United States and Great Britain refused to leave the harbor as a deadly storm approached. The first who moved would lose face. As a result, all the ships were sunk, except a British cruiser which barely managed to leave port at 1 mile per hour and ride out the storm. Nearly 200 American and German lives were lost, as well as six ships sunk or were damaged beyond repair.
This country has no trains or trams but does have a privatized bus and taxi system. There are few bicycles here and cars drive on the left-hand side of the road.
This is one of the most religious and overweight countries in the world where obesity is a status symbol and being overweight shows prosperity, wealth and ironically, good health. Tattooing here is compulsory, but only men tattoo and only from their hips to their knees. No youth is truly respected until he tattoos. Primary religions in this country include Catholic, Latter-day Saints and Methodists.
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The capital and largest city in Samoa, Apia is situated on a natural harbor at the mouth of the Vaislgano River. It is on a narrow coastal plain with Mount Vaea, the burial place of writer Robert Louis Stevenson directly to its south.
Apia, Samoa is one of Celebrity Cruises’ newest ports of call and is visited on Celebrity Solstice South Pacific sailings. Top sites to see in Apia include the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Samoa Cultural Village, Palolo Deep Water Reserve, Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, and Papapapatia Falls.