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Palau 2003


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palau stories

Palau is a young country that exists as such since 1994. Out of its 19.000 inhabitants, more than a half live in the capital, Koror, that is the only "city".

The Palau archipelago is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, in the Micronesia region. The majority of the more than 200 islands that compose it are just tinny islets covered by jungle vegetation that pop out of the sea as green mushrooms.

The surrounding waters of these islands are full of an enormous diversity of marine life. Palau is one of the better places in the world to practice snorkelling and scuba diving.

The following photos were taken during 3 days in the month of November of 2003.