Category Archives: Micronesia

Truk Stop

Getting from Majuro to Truk/Chuuk was about a seven hour journey, with maybe only half of that being flight time. This was the real “pacific island hopper” experience. I must admit that I had had my fill of it by the time we got to our destination. Honolulu to Majuro was the first hop that we did a few days before. The jump from Majuro, Marshall Islands went to Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands (A U.S. military installation), then to Kosrae, Micronesia, then to Pohnpei, Micronesia, and finally to Truk/Chuuk, Micronesia. Each stop had about thirty minutes ground time for redundant security checks. Just for clarification, our final destination was Chuuk (pronounced Chooq). I guess it was decided Truk sounded better when it was under U.S. control. Now that it’s an independent country though, Chuuk seems like the more appropriate title. There are some places (like the lagoon) that seem to hold on to the “Truk” moniker. Continue reading Truk Stop