Yap-tastic Part 2

I will post the rest of the pix from our fab trip to Yap and then keep the space available for updates about Mom (they’re not good at the moment ūüė¶

Please notice that I always have my thighs covered in the pix below. That is cultural respect! No shorts in Yap that don’t cover the legs.

Betelnuts

Just don’t ūüôā

MNUW

This is the MNUW – a stationary restaurant. Pete and I spent a lot of time here and loved it!

Oceania stairs

On the pathway and the 68 stairs to our Yap bungalow at the Oceania. Loved it!!!

Dinner Oceania

With new and old friends. Counter clockwise from left: Ted, Dr. John, Pete, moi, Tim and Lucy. At the Oceania restaurant. Loved it!!

Tim and Lucy

Tim and Lucy look splendid!! Great island hosts.

Dinner TnL

Tim and Lucy loaded us up with wonderful island gifts. And Pete and I did “glisten” (have never sweat so much haha)

Pete stone money

Pete posing with the famous Stone Money.

Yap class

Interpreting a song into ASL in Tim’s class. The students always had fabulous flower leis and headbands (wrong word, I know) for me and Pete. So thoughtful!!

Tim's classroom

Tim’s classroom is super inspiring with all kinds of sayings. Love it here!

Tim's dog

Tim’s dog Bubba who is at his school every Friday. Good dog!! Tim and I doing music. Great audience!

 

 

 

 

 

Yap-tastic

After Guam, we virtually disappeared from the face of the earth Рwell, at least the internet due to little or no access. We were in Yap for 7 days visiting our friends Tim and Lucy, making many more new friends, and still celebrating our 30th anniversary with the Trip of a Lifetime.

There is no way to adequately describe the experience that Yap is. It is traditional, and a more simple, *refreshingly* slow paced way of life, compared to the US. The Yapese people are humble, shy and so gracious. Nature, there, is breathtaking as is the incredible humidity! Yap is only 9 degrees from the equator, so I heard.

My feeling is that¬†visitors either take to¬†Yap and connect with the locals like we did, or they are more removed and doing a diving adventure. Yap really suited me well. Pete loved it too but the ‘skeeters got to¬†him.

Enjoy the pix. More tomorrow!

yap-airport

Flights arrive, only from Guam, only on Wednesdays and Sundays, at 12:30am!! Walk on the tarmac to customs.

yap-airport-day

Yap International Airport. Technically, every flight coming in is an international one!

yap-airport-welcome

The welcome sign at Yap International Airport.

yap-supreme-court

Yap State Court Supreme Court

yap-street-signs

No official street signs anywhere except these markers.

yap-museum

An outdoor museum of traditional housing and meeting places. Notice the distinctive stone money (round with holes in the center)!!