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Published: March 14th 2007
The Capitol building
Remind you of anything?
Let me explain the title. What was unexpected was finding this huge, brand new, pseudo-classical building up on the top of a hill in the middle of nowhere on the main island of Koror in Palau. This is the new government building, which has been designed so inefficiently from an energy view point that it is costing the government tens of thousands of US dollars a month to maintain! That's money they don't have...nevermind...you can't tell people how to spend their country's money... Enjoy the photos...
What was pretty close to a paradise on earth was our visit to the Rock islands on the Saturday after all the meetings and work were over. All that big blue, all those very, very green small islands popping up everywhere. And the empty white beaches. Again the photos say it all...it was a perfect end to a week of hard work.
What more can I say about Palau? It really is a beautiful place. Not just the rock islands but all the places I saw. Also the food was amazing! Lots and lots of really good seafood, especially Japanese dishes but also meat. I tried sushimi (raw tuna) for the first time
Some of the team
There was a whole group of us in Palau for the meeting, here are the people who made the trip to the Capitol
and it was delicious! I'm sure there's more to discover in Palau that I just didn't have time to get around to but what I did see I liked a lot.
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