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Leaving the most amazing campsite in Greece (at Agia Roumeli) is, in fact, a hard thing to do. First you walk for an hour on an unstable path over rocky beaches, then up a sandy hill looking out over the Libyan Sea. Having gained some altitude, though, the path opens up and mostly evens out … Continue reading
The walk from Paleochora to Cape Tripiti is a mostly easy two days, and except for the trail right outside of Paleochora (which hits a small stretch of half-finished road) is a lot of lovely hiking. At quite literally the end of the road is a surprisingly nice sandy beach, so nice that I forced … Continue reading
Istanbul: Maiden’s Tower I don’t know if this is something I should really mention, but I once made a point of watching all the 007 films. In order. That should go at least part of the way towards explaining why I took so many pictures of Istanbul’s Maiden’s Tower, right? In The World is not … Continue reading
The Republic of Palau may be my new tropical paradise. It has beaches, SCUBA, adventure sports, and plenty of trees to tie a hammock to. What more do you need really? Oh, right, rusty World War II heritage and thousands of stingless jellyfish just waiting to be snorkeled through. Got that, too.
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.
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
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