Usually, I am somewhat scorful of press releases. But next week, I am going to Palau, the hottest destination of 2012 as decided by me. Largely because I’ve paid to go there, and I’m damned if I’m not going to make something of it.
So get excited. This is the year of going to Palau for no apparent reason. I did, of course, ask whether there were any particular reasons for going to Palau. This is what I received. I suspect you may find it highly enjoyable. Quote on…
THE ABC’S OFPALAU…FROM ALLIGATORS TO “ZERO FIGHTERS”
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Alligators, aboard the River Jungle Boat Cruise
Betel nut, the nut of the betel palm that in small doses generally leads to euphoria and increased flow of energy
CoralReefCenter, an educational environment designed to inform guests ofPalau about the destination’s rich marine biodiversity
Diving, of course, it’s the number one scuba diving destination in the world
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Elilai, perhaps Palau’s freshest restaurant, featuring a bounty of locally caught fish and seafood along with organic vegetables
Fruit Bat Soup, other than the fish and seafood, this is Palau’s most bizarre dish
Giant clams, Palau is home of 7 out of 9 species of clams in the world
History, a matriarchal society,Palau is full of rich cultural heritage, architecture and folklore
Intriguing, everything about this destination has an intriguing tale, from the history and people to the adventures and eco-culture
JellyfishLake, the only place in the world where one can safely swim with jellyfish
Kiss of a dolphin at Dolphin’s Pacific
Live-a-boards, one of the most popular forms of accommodations for divers
Milky Way, this locale is nature’s spa and the source of a white “beauty cream” for which millionaires around the globe pay hundreds of dollars
Ngardmau Waterfall, the hike in may be a bit treacherous, but well worth the effort
Olechotel Belau Fair, annual cultural and arts & crafts fair in July
Palau, simply the best place on Earth!
Quiet lagoons, only accessible via kayak
Rock Islands, renowned iconic image of Palau
Storyboards, the native art form that illustrates cultural legends
Tons of underwaterwith over 1,300 species of fish and more than 700 species of coral
Underwater wonder of the world, according to CEDAM International, an American-based non-profit group for divers, dedicated to ocean preservation and research
Views…no matter where you are or where you go, above or below the water, the views are truly all over the place and the more stunning than any other place on earth
World War II history, visit Peleliu known as the home of one of the war’s bloodiest battle
X-clusive tours for families, divers, adventure seekers from the destination’s many tour operators
Yap Stone Money, neighboring island of Yap quarried their huge stone money from Palau’s limestone — “Quarry in Palau and Bank in Yap”
Zero Fighter or “Zeke” wasJapan’s most popular and lethal airplane during WWII and one is now anchored on a shallow reef inPalau, available for snorkel viewing at the Ngaremediu Reef