Palau

Pictures of Palau – Islands of your Robinson Crusoe Fantasies

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 »

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Photo Slideshow: Palau

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 »

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Scenes of Koror

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 »

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Lazy Days on the Beaches of Peleliu

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 »

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Cuttling with the Fishes

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 »

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Palau’s WWII Heritage

Palau was a huge battleground during much of the World War II fighting in the Pacific, and as a result the islands are dotted with little remembrances of the war. Whether a tank rusting away in the jungle or a monument to the soldiers that died, there were lots of reminders to be found.   … Continue reading »

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Waters of Palau

You like diving, you say? Then get thee to the waters of Palau.   A day on and in the underwater world of the Rock Islands of Palau:

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Kayaking Palau: The Verbal Experience

Kayaking Palau So, I wrote this kind of spontaneously in a Vienna cafe after I’d already posted photos of kayaking in Palau a few days ago. I’d be really interested to hear thoughts on which you enjoy more, the verbal or photographic description of the trip. This is just a rough first-draft type thing, so … Continue reading »

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