Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Men in Skirts - A Visit to Samoa

No real comments or history, just the facts.  Samoan men wear skirts.  I didn't know that until I got off the boat!  The port authority police were in full dress uniform, looking very handsome, and even the past-governor worn this dress suit for a formal portrait.  We visited his home maintained as a museum by his wife. All kinds of trinkets foreign dignitaries bestowed on him, were on display.
At the pier:
And our bus driver, a man of few words:
Ancestry says it all:
In a sudden downpour, the American Samoa Band put on a 2 hour concert on the pier in honor of our ship's visit, or maybe because we were departing!  It was the first place that had something formal for our sailing.  And they all wore... skirts!  That's the uniform!

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