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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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Field Trip!

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 »

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Guam: Not just an overdeveloped beachfront!

So, no, Guam wasn’t all glitzy hotels and seedy karaoke joints. It isn’t necessarily somewhere that would be my first choice to live, but seems worth a few days at a time. Especially since it serves as the main staging point for flights to Micronesia and Palau!

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Welcome to Downtown Colonia!

Colonia, Yap must be the calmest capital city I’ve ever been to anywhere in the world. Essentially just three or four streets that wrap around the lagoon and then wander off into the interior of the island, with cars but never really with traffic. Easily the busiest I ever saw the town was when twenty … 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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Man Law!

As one the most traditional of all the Federated States of Micronesia, Yap retains a lot of the customs that have started to fade out in other places. One of the most immediately visible of these are the faluw, or Men’s Houses, that showed up in every village I visited. Traditionally a meeting place for the … Continue reading »

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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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Kayak-eye view: Rock Islands of Palau

What to do when you find yourself on an island chain in the North Pacific and just really need to get away for a while? Grab a kayak, hitch a ride, and launch out for the Rock Islands of Palau:

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