American Samoa is not a classic tourist destination for Americans. A little too far to be easily flown to, a little to little infrastructure, it lays some 2,600 miles to the Southwest of Hawaii. Its sunsets are beautiful, its people are hospitable, its food is excellent. Its shores are jagged and rocky, and the jungle is dense. Its traditions are strong and deeply rooted.
And it has this small island near its shore somewhere along Route 1, not far from the Coconut Point, where the clouds in the sky follow the same contour as the rocks in the ocean. A typical, daily sunset in American Samoa. Why is it then that we are having a hard time taking our eyes off of it?..