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Small beach

Thoughts on Yap

August 11th 2006
A hundred different shades of green and blue. White foam of surf breaking on the reef, the sapphire blue of the deep and the turquoise green of the shallow. Air that does not have the heavy scent of salt, but the strange and unfamiliar luring sweet of the mangrove blossom. A breeze blows the faintest hint of plummera. I follow a village elder and a small group of tourists down a mossy stone ... read more
Oceania » Micronesia

Micronesian; Chuukese, Kosraen(s), Pohnpeian(s), Yapese Flag In 1979 the Federated States of Micronesia, a UN Trust Territory under US administration, adopted a constitution. In 1986 independence was attained under a Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed in 2004. Present concer... ... read more
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