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Palau: Diving, Swimming with Jellyfish, and Shopping at the State Prison

This trip has been a steady progression in comfort from the Spartan accommodations in the Marshall Islands, to the rugged and underdeveloped Micronesian state of Chuuq, to the traffic and chain restaurants of Guam, and finally now to Palau. Nice roads, streetlights, sidewalks, boutique stores and restaurants, numerous resorts catering to a large number of Japanese tourists mark a real change from the prior stops. Palau is a fantastic tourist destination. The attraction is the natural unspoiled beauty of the place, which is a tricky thing to manage for a destination. Palau seems to strike just the right balance of welcoming visitors while keeping attractions like the rock islands and Jellyfish Lake pristine. Continue reading Palau: Diving, Swimming with Jellyfish, and Shopping at the State Prison