Saturday, January 06, 2007

New Years

New Years Eve in Falealupo. Since Samoa is the last country on the right side of the international date line, we are the last place on earth to see the sun set of the old year. The next time zone over is a day ahead (over the date line) and therefore the next day. So, knowing this, a bunch of volunteers decided to head to Falealupo for New Years. It is the most Western point in the country and therefore technically the last place to see the sun set. There is an island in Alaska that is technically closer to the date line, but this time of year it is all darkness. There is no sunset this time of year. It was fun. Below is a picture of the last sunset of the year. It was a pretty chill evening. There were about 25 volunteers there.

Me and Laura.

Vik dancing during the fiafia that the fales put on for us.

Tim mixing one of the 4 buckets of ava that we all drank that afternoon.


At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Christi said...

I love that sunset picture! That one is worth framing I think. Call me silly but those little huts look pretty fun to stay in. Too bad they don't come with airmatresses :)

Happy New Year!


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