Manta Ray Bay Resort
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Day whatever and we are in Palau awaiting the arrival of Tropical Storm Peipah. The highlight this morning was an apparent international incident in the works based on an email from the hotel in Chuuk. While having lunch on Eten island between dives, I found a rusted pipe with brass top in a very cracked piece of concrete. Ever bored but still …
... We are in Colonia the capital city of Yap State.
The reefs around this island mirror those of Bora Bora, they are truly beautiful and it is another divers paradise. Manta Rays being the big attraction here.
It reminded us of Governor's Harbour on Eleuthera in the Bahamas.
We spent our time ashore looking around the town and checking-out the local culture.
Aside – ...
... was a Sunday and there was either a tsunami warning we weren't aware of, or Sunday, as a day of rest, is taken very literally with no one moving much beyond the confines of their hammock. We wandered through this ghost town (in about 20 minutes) until DH spotted what she was looking for- a dive shop! We then met with Jan, the Yap Divers manager, and after DH subtlety mentioned that she was a nervous diver (about 15 times!!), Jan worked hard to set us up with a ...
... pause here to let my gay readers finish snickering...)
Then they asked us if we'd like to try chewing the betel nut. Sure, we said -- why not sample the local tradition? They prepared our betel nuts wrapped in pepperleaf, and we started chewing. The concoction creates a lot of red-tinted saliva, and we were told not to swallow it. (A common sight in Yap is of people spitting out their betel nut juice...) The betel nut had a mildly sour flavor, ...
... in downtown Colonia (if you could call it "downtown") at a restaurant called Oasis. It's probably best described as Yap's version of a diner. The lunch menu consisted of sandwiches and noodle bowls (there's a lot of Asian influence in the cuisine here). I had a grilled chicken sandwich, and Lucas had a noodle bowl with pork -- we both enjoyed our meals, and the total bill was $12. I also had an iced tea, and scooped what I thought was sugar out of a ...