Six days of kayaking and camping in Palau’s Rock Islands, including a visit to Jellyfish Lake.
A description of a three-day trip to Peleliu, and touring the remains of the battle fought there during the Second World War.
If we return to Palau, we will do things differently. For equipment, we will bring our own kayak. We have a Long Haul Mark II Expedition folding kayak, which we have already transported by plane for use in the Bahamas. It’s a bit costly to pay for the extra baggage fees, but no more costly than renting a touring kayak; […]
We spent a cumulative of 5 nights in Koror. We drove it and the adjoining islands of Malakal and Meyungs, and we walked Koror and Malakal. We stayed in two hotels, one in downtown Koror and one on Meyungs. Here are some notes we took from our long walk through Koror and Malakal Island: There are no bars at which […]
We explored Palua’s largest island for two days, driving the entire perimeter each day, and stopping at a few places. Babeldaob is sparsely inhabited. It has rolling terrain and lush vegetation, which reminded us of Costa Rica. The main road that rings the island is a very good, two-lane, paved highway. Most intersecting roads are paved for a couple hundred […]
The arrival process for Palau was unremarkable. It was the standard immigration and customs checks. Our passports were quickly stamped, nothing intrusive was done with our baggage, and no fees were charged. As of this writing, United States citizens did not require visas for visits of one year or less. The departure was more bureaucratic and costly. At the entrance […]
Weather There are, reportedly, two seasons in Palau: the dry and the rainy. What months are said to fall in these two seasons depends upon the source. After looking at multiple sources, the average seems to be: Dry season: November – April Rainy Season: May – October We imagine this is a matter of degrees, as Palau has a high […]
A description of how to legally collect shells in Palau.
Comments on mosquitoes, flies, gnats, and sand fleas in Palau.