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Micronesia : When and where to go?
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Micronesia: Climate & Weather
Micronesia experiences a humid tropical climate, with average temperatures around 28 ° C. The wettest months are between November and May, but it rains fairly regularly throughout the year, resulting in a permanently wet atmosphere.
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Palikir, updated 01:00 GMT
What to do in Micronesia
Whether you're crazy about diving or eager for luxuriant nature, you'll love Micronesia, with its white sand beaches and its unspoilt, authentic culture, to be discovered through the various peoples who inhabit the islands and their traditions, During numerous ceremonies and daily activities: funerals, dances, boat building, jewelry creation in shells, songs, weaving baskets, sculptures.
On the Chuuk Islands, diving is in the spotlight, with very rich marine life, barracudas, rays, sharks, but also the wrecks of the Japanese boats and submarines dating from the Second World War.
On Kosrae and the small islands that surround it, in addition to the diving, you can do many hikes, on foot or by mountain bike, and even canoeing to explore the mangrove forest.
In the state of Pohnpei, where the Palikir capital is located, we discover the island of Nan Madol, a group of artificial islets with a megalithic city which stands like a fortress and of which there is no equivalent, to see absolutely . The island also houses more than 750 species of plants (250 are endemic) and an extraordinary fauna, lizards, deer, wild pigs, and so many others. Its highest peak is 884 meters.
Finally, Yap still preserves centuries-old traditions, such as traditional dances, and stone money (a disc of 30 cm to 3.5 m in diameter!) Which still runs, although it is not official. You can also dive with the manta rays and play with the dolphins, or take a canoe trip in the old way.
Micronesia : The basics
For a stay of less than 3 months, a visa is not necessary: a passport valid 6 months after the return date is sufficient.
The current currency is the dollar (USD).
To go to Micronesia, you will necessarily make a stop in Asia, then via Guam which flies by plane all the islands of the region.
To move, there are collective taxis, and boats to travel between the islands. On Yap, a bus service exists and one can also rent a car.
There is no particular risk to health, but it is advised as always to have up to date its universal vaccinations.
Safety is also not a problem, but watch out for currents that can be dangerous in some parts of the coast.