Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Part 3 - Federated States of Micronesia

We loved the FSM, the people, the scenery, the history, we loved everything!  (Well, I complained a bit about the humidity...!).  We loved it so much there are lots of photos!  So I'm going to break the FSM post into several posts.  Here is the first - the mysterious ruins of Nan Madol...

I first heard of Nan Madol a couple of years ago and it sounded really intriguing.  Considered by some as the Venice of the Pacific, Nan Madol is a ruined city on the island of Pohnpei.  At its peak around the 12th-15th centuries Nan Madol was built on a series of islands that are connected by canals.  Each island is believed to have had its own specific purpose (eg religious, food store, etc). 

We arrived at Nan Madol by boat and walked around some of the ruins, then we kayaked through the old canals to view more.

I know how hard it is to find out anything about the FSM (there's no Lonely Planet guide to the FSM!), so if anyone would like to know anything about visiting there, please leave me your question and I will try to help.  And stay tuned - there will be more FSM posts soon!

1 comment:

  1. There is a Lonely Planet guide to Micronesia which includes the Federated States of Micronesia. You can see it on Amazon.