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When in Pohnpei, Raise a Feral Cat

A couple of months into our teaching stint in Pohnpei, Tim and I were happily settled into a local house in the rural municipality of Kitti.  Animal lovers that we are, we had already named Wally the chick who liked…

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Survive This: Sakau

For the adventurous traveler, Pohnpei’s awesomeness quotient is greatly enhanced by a little thing called sakau. Made from the root of the kava plant (Piper methysticum), sakau is a thick, sludgy drink served in various forms throughout the Pacific. Once…

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The Island is a Prison: Resorts of Pohnpei

If you’re like me, when people tell you that there aren’t any beaches on Pohnpei–a tropical Pacific island–you won’t really believe them.  You’ll  think to yourself, ‘okay, what they really mean is that the beaches aren’t that nice, like they’re not…

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