Pictures of Palau Do you like pretty things? How about photos of Pacific Islands devoid of people and just waiting for you to camp on? I certainly do! I’m currently on a hastily conceived and constructed trip to Paris for a bit of light photography work, making up for all the dreadful photos I took … Continue reading
Photo Slideshow: Palau The Republic of Palau may be my new stereotypical tropical paradise. It has beaches, SCUBA, adventure sports, and plenty of trees to tie a hammock to at the end of the day. What more do you need really? Oh, right, rusty World War II heritage disintegrating back into the jungle and thousands … Continue reading
Ever feel like you reeeeeally need to get away from it all? Yap State of Micronesia might just be the spot for you. A tenacious traditional culture, big ol’ Manta Rays underwater, and some of the most remote islands in the world. That’s Yap.
The capital of Palau, Koror, is decidedly not a lovely place. There’s a lot of traffic (on the ONE main road), no real sidewalks to speak of, and on rainy days honestly very little to do. What Koror does have in its favor, though, is a location right in the middle of Palau’s Rock Islands. … Continue reading
Ah, sorry, that should be canoe “races”. I stumbled across an International Canoe Race (between Yap, Palau, and I think the Marianas) one day as I was passing through Colonia, Yap. I like this picture a lot just because it manages to pull together traditional Yapese culture (the Bai in the midground), a bit of … Continue reading
Aside from being a major stash of Palau’s World War II heritage and a great spot for SCUBA diving, Peleliu Island is also a fairly good place to pack up a tent and a bag full of food and just sit around on beaches for a few days. My days on Peleliu relied less on my … Continue reading
Is it some sort of alien? A destruction-portending nightmare sent to bring our very civilization to an end? No, its a cuttlefish. It kind of looks like that first though, doesn’t it? I’ve seen these things three of four times while snorkeling around the Pacific Ocean, and I always sit and watch them for a … Continue reading
Easily my favorite experience in Yap was the Yap State Field Trip Ship Halipmohol. As the only real option to get to the Outer Islands, it was my top priority for the whole time I was in the country. Due to an unfortunate cholera outbreak, the month’s sailing was an abridged version visiting only the … Continue reading