Palau

The sun sets around 6 pm on Palau. It was dark and raining heavily when we landed in Koror. Apparently August is the worst month to visit Palau weather wise :). I was happy we called ahead and arranged for transportation to the hotel. They met us right away and dropped us at the DW motel – a pretty basic place geared towards the Japanese tourists with no TV, internet or phone, but the service was very good.
On the first day we took a tour of the islands with Impac tour company. There was a bit of everything, a little kayaking, some white clay bath, jellyfish lake snorkeling and ocean snorkeling.

Kayaking through rocky islands

Kayaking through rocky islands

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Washing off the white mud that came from the limestone wall in the background

Washing off the white mud that came from the limestone wall in the background

Lunch stop

Lunch stop

Rocky islands

Rocky islands

Seeing thousands of harmless jellyfish definitely stood out. It was worth the $100/person environmental pass fee to see them. It was a fun packed day.

Beautiful harmless jellyfish

Beautiful harmless jellyfish

Millions of jellyfish

Millions of jellyfish

Peacefully floating

Peacefully floating

Snorkeling with jellyfish

Snorkeling with jellyfish

On the second day we took another tour with Impac, this time more focused on snorkeling. The weather did not cooperate at all, it rained all day. The Long Beach we were supposed to see was under water because of the high tide, so they took us to Carp Island where we spent most of the day. It ended up being a pretty relaxing day.

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Baby trees

Baby trees

Carp Island

Carp Island

Back in Koror, after dinner at Anthias cafe, we packed and by midnight we were on the way home.

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