Another Golden Week Gone
Another GW has come and gone. This year, instead of shivering in Maruyama Koen beneath the trees, I went somewhere hot. Ever been to Palau? It’s south of Guam and east of the The Philippines, not far from the equator. It was there that I spent most of last week under the water.
Since I was a kid I’ve wanted to be a scuba diver. So last week I finally went and got my Open Water certification. It wasn’t cheap, but the training wasn’t difficult either. And the overall experience was completely worth the cost of the trip. Palau is a world of mostly green islands, white rock and sand and deep aquamarine blue water. The sun smacks exposed skin like an angry mother. Squalls roll in, drench everything and are gone twenty minutes later. The locals are as friendly as can be. And the wildlife is gorgeous. As another diver put it, Palau is a tropical wilderness.
I’ll post pictures when I’ve got them sorted out. Hope your GW was great, as well.