Coronavirus is damaging the tourism industry. Even after the virus leaves the planet, people will not travel as much as they did before because of the fear of another outbreak. However, if you are not infected, and if you are dying to travel (after the lockdown, not right now), there are a few isolated regions which are safe to travel. One of them in Micronesia.
Micronesia is a sub region of Oceania located in the Western Pacific Ocean that comprises of thousands of wonderful islands. Due to its geographical location, the culture of Micronesia is composed of mostly Melanesian, Filipino and Polynesian influences. Let’s see a few breathtaking places to explore in this region.
Famed for its Planet War II sunken relics, Micronesia boasts of its magnificent lagoons and coral reefs that holds a vibrant aquatic lifestyle, and is viewed as a haven for scuba divers. These islands reflect a variety of remote settlements and commercial tourist spots. Micronesians have a variety of not just customs and folklore, but languages and culture. The culture is a blend of historic religions and colonialism.
Guam. Beaches, stylish hotels and impressive shopping malls- Guam has it all. The coral reefs of Palau are famous globally, whereas Chuuk is known for its relics. Kosrae is known as the jewel of Micronesia for its well-preserved natural environment. Museums and ancient ruins are also worth exploring. The waterfalls from the islands are likewise enticing to people who wish who consider a dip.
Kosrae is a state that strictly observes the holiness from the Sabbath day. Expect the shops to close on Sundays, as they spend the day participating in the church’s joyous ceremonies. Yap’s are truly fascinating individuals who preserved their traditional conventional way of life – their skills, lifestyle, customs, architecture, religion, and even their enormous stone funds. Pohnpei holds its community governance through its system of chiefs, as well as clan titles.
The people of Micronesia are friendly, but it is advised we pay attention to some social conventions. Be a gentleman and seek permission prior to taking pictures with the locals; otherwise it will be viewed as an insult, especially on the much more remote islands.