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Yap Island, Micronesia

On February 24, 2014 we docked in the the port town of Colonia on Yap Island. Yap is known for its stone money, which are large donut shaped stone disks  which can reach 12 feet in diameter. Most of the stone money was mined on the island Palau that was 281 miles away and was transported back to Yap on rafts powered by sail driven canoes. We walked out of the port area and were greeted by girls from the visitors bureau in traditional dress. We walked into town to visit the Yap Living History Center where there were traditional huts, vendors of local crafts, and local carvers. We found a...

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