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Feb 22, 2014 - Yap Island, Micronesia

2/22 – 2/24 Two sea days and 1156 miles brought us to the small Yap Island, Micronesia. This island is called the Land of Stone Money because of the huge stone disks that represent money. These stones never move but they do change ownership when used to purchase something. Although the US dollar is used on this island, the stone money still has value. We walked around the town, visited the Living History Museum and checked out the stone money.

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Nov 29, 2007 - The island of the Betelnut

Our friend Thane lives in a house on the beach in Maap district on Yap. Just off the beach are two spirits who were frozen in place forever, caught by the sun after they stayed too late at a party on the forbidden island of Ranung. Thane lives in the village of Wolloi, and if there were a soundtrack to his life right now, it would be the opening theme to the tv show "The Office." In the morning he listens to an episode on his iPod during the drive to the hospital, which is about 7 miles and 45 minutes away. Thane is a doctor. We reached...

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