Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Our next trip is to Yap and Palau. The planes to these islands fly in the middle of the night. We left Guam at 11:00 pm and arrived in Yap at 12:30 am. We were picked up by the hotel and arrived to our room at 2:00 am.  At the airport a lady put leis around our neck, she is from the lower cast and are required to be there topless, except for flowers, to greet new arrivals. Many of the people from the outer islands and villages are the low cast and the women don’t wear tops and the men must wear distinctive skirt like wraps. It may seem strange to us but that is their custom. Most women wear leis to cover the top.
This is at 2:00 am when we arrived at the hotel and took this picture. We are getting too old to stay up this late, unfortunately all the flights to Yap are in the middle of the night.

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