Micronesia: Stone Money, remains of ancient civilizations and atolls

The Federated States of Micronesia is a federal republic located north of equator in the Pacific Ocean, northeast of Papua New Guinea. The state is made up of 4 state forming part of the Caroline Islands: Yap, Chuuk (Truk), Pohnpei ...

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Marshall Islands: atolls in the Pacific Ocean

The Marshall Islands (Republic of the Marshall Islands) are an archipelago of the Pacific Ocean, located north of equator in Micronesia, made up of two groups of coral islands, the Ratak Islands (16 atolls) and the Ralik Islands (18 atolls). ...

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Northern Mariana Islands: volcanic islands north of the equator

The Northern Mariana Islands (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) is a Commonwealth in political union with the United States of America, with capital Garapan, on the island of Saipan, which includes all the Mariana islands with the exception of ...

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Kiribati: groups of atolls along the Equator

Kiribati Islands (Republic of Kiribati), are a republic associated with the British Commonwealth. The republic made up of three archipelagoes, which are located over the line of the equator, the Gilbert Islands, the Phoenix Islands and the Line Islands, this is ...

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Beaches of Kauai

Kauai is one of the greatest places in the world for beaches. At many places around the nearly circular island, 33 miles long and 25 miles wide, broad beaches define the shoreline. Kauai’s many white sand beach have been backdrops ...

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Na Pali Coast: a rugged and spectacular coastline

The Na Pali Coast is a rugged coastline that stretches for about 16 miles along the north-west coast of the island of Kauai, most of the Na Pali Coast is inaccessible because of its shape made of savage cliffs and ...

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Waimea Canyon: the Grand Canyon of the Pacific

Waimea Canyon is a spectacular canyon, 16 km long and up to 900 m deep, located on the western side of Kauai along the Hwy 550. Nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, the canyon was formed by a deep ...

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Haleakala volcano: the dormant volcano that dominates the island of Maui

Haleakala is the crown of Maui’s large eastern landmass that pinnacles to a 10,023 foot mountain. Haleakala means “House of the Sun” and the view at sunrise and sunset attracts numerous visitors. The dormant volcano boasts a circumference of 21 ...

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Kauai: waterfalls, canyons and spectacular coastline

Kauai (58,000 inhabitants) is an island of volcanic origin which was formed about 6 million years ago, is the oldest island of the Hawaiian Islands and the fourth island in size (1,430 sq km – 552 square miles). The island ...

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Maui: an immense volcano and a spectacular coastline

Maui (120,000 inhabitants) is an island of volcanic origin which is formed by two shield volcanoes interconnected by an isthmus, after Big Island, Maui is the second island in size of the Hawaiian Islands (1,883 sq km – 727 square ...

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Niihau: the “Forbidden Island”

Across the Kaulakohi Channel off Kauai’s west coast lies a dry, barren island, 18 miles long and about six miles wide, its maximum elevation is Mt. Pānī’au (1250 ft; 381 m). The island is populated almost exclusively by Hawaiians and ...

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Honolulu: the most important tourist destination in Hawaii

Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, is the largest city in the state of Hawaii (377,000 inhabitants). It’s the main aviation gateway for the Hawaiian Islands and it’s served by most major American airlines from the mainland U.S, and by ...

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Hawaiian Cuisine: Hawaiian food and Hawaiian dishes

A taste of Hawaiiana. Methods of cooking in Ancient Hawaii. The most popular method of cooking in Old Hawaii was in an imu, an underground oven. To construct an imu, a shallow pit was dug in the ground where a ...

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Hawaii climate: when to go to Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands are located just south of the Tropic of Cancer, this means that the climate of the islands is sub-tropical climate, with mild temperatures and little marked seasonal variations. The climate rather than by differences in temperature is ...

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Hawaii: volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean

The Hawaii Islands are an archipelago of the northern Pacific Ocean, forming part of the United States of America, of which is the 50th state. The islands are of volcanic origin, they lies approximately 4,000 km west of the California ...

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Guam: an American military base in the Pacific

Guam (Guåhan) is an island which is an organized unincorporated territory of the United States of America, it’s located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, north of the Federated States of Micronesia. The island is geographically part of the Mariana archipelago, ...

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Bora Bora: the most beautiful island in the world

Bora Bora (about 8,800 inhabitants) is a volcanic island, located in the archipelago of Society Islands about 230 km north-west of Tahiti, the island is about 29 square kilometers and is crossed by a single road of 32 km, which ...

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Bora Bora climate: when to go to Bora Bora

The climate of Bora Bora, because of its location between the tropics and the equator, during the year, varies more depending on the amount of monthly rainfall the island receives, than that for the temperature variation, in fact, temperatures vary ...

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Moorea climate: when to go to Moorea

The climate of the island of Moorea is tropical hot and humid, with heavy rain during the warm season, which lasts from November to April, especially on the coasts exposed to the trade winds generally from the north and northwest. ...

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Moorea: the island with the spectacular mountains

Moorea (about 14,700 inhabitants) is a mountainous island of volcanic origin, located in the archipelago of Society Islands in French Polynesia, about 17 km north-west of Tahiti. Moorea is an island full of mountain peaks, which make the landscape unique, ...

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Itinerary in French Polynesia: Bora Bora, Huahine, Rangiroa

The route that we did in French Polynesia, is part of a larger itinerary that includes also the United States, this itinerary has allowed us to visit 3 islands: the two volcanic islands of Bora Bora and Huahine, and a ...

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Tahiti: a name that evokes the paradise

Tahiti (about 178,000 inhabitants), the largest (1,048 square kilometers) of the islands of French Polynesia, is the beating heart of the region, the capital Papeete is located here, and here lives about 70% of the population of all the islands ...

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French Polynesia climate: when to go to French Polynesia

Extending between the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn, for 2.5 million sq km of ocean, and on 5 main archipelagoes, the climate of French Polynesia has specific climatic peculiarities of the various island groups that compose it. In general ...

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How to get to French Polynesia: flights to French Polynesia

FLIGHTS TO FRENCH POLYNESIA International Flights: Getting in French Polynesia is a long journey from Europe almost 19 000 km, which generally requires, among flights and airports, about 22-23 hours by plane. French Polynesia is located approximately 8-hour flight from ...

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French Polynesia tourist attractions: what to see in French Polynesia

French Polynesia is one of the places most mythologized by human imagination, these are in fact the mythical islands of the South Seas dreamed up by every sailor since their discovery in the eighteenth century, a world revived in the ...

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French Polynesia: the enchanting islands of the South Seas

French Polynesia (Polynésie Française) is a French overseas collectivity, governed by a status of autonomy, located in the South Pacific. The territory is made up of 5 archipelagoes scattered over 2.5 million sq km of ocean (the equivalent of the ...

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Clipperton: the island of passion

Clipperton Island (Isla de la Pasión) is an atoll of the south-east Pacific Ocean, which belongs to France and administratively is part of French Polynesia. Clipperton is 10° north of the equator, at 1,280 km to the west of Mexico ...

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Aitutaki: the jewel island of the Cook Islands

Aitutaki (18 sq km and 2,000 inhabitants), situated 235 km north-east of Rarotonga, is the island of the Cook Islands, after Rarotonga, most frequented by tourists, it is an island of volcanic origin rather flat (the highest point of the ...

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Rarotonga: mountains and beaches

Rarotonga is the main island of the Cook Islands (67 km² and 9,600 inhabitants) is a mountainous island of volcanic origin. The only important center of the island is the capital Avarua, located in the center of the north coast ...

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Cook Islands travel insurance, health insurance, documents, sockets, mobile phones

COOK ISLANDS DOCUMENTS Documents: For entry in the Cook Islands is required a Passport valid for at least 3 months. The visa is required for stays longer than 30 days, it is mandatory have the return air ticket. For the ...

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