Chuuk - unusual tropical island
• Chuuk - unusual tropical island
They say all the tropical islands alike. This is partly true - if you sit in the hotel. But the cost to get out of the gate like a real life begins. Chuuk is not similar not only to other island countries of Oceania, he looks like even the neighboring states of Micronesia.
On the islands of Chuuk is a tradition at the sight of the camera have to show two fingers. In the beginning it sounds funny, but then you realize that this kind of epidemic. Absolutely all the people showing thumbs up. And you can not even shoot them, and just go with the camera - all will die and show you 2 fingers. Perhaps this is some kind of ancient ritual, maybe just a good sign. When a camera chuuktsy are two states: stand and show 2 fingers, show two fingers, saying: "Ken ah hev Juan dollar, sir ?!"
A resident of Chuuk shows 2 fingers only in four cases:
1. If he has a stick in his hands, which he wants to beat you:
2. If he was holding the spear:
3. If he has a knife:
4. If he is hanging upside down:
In all other cases, the only way:
or so. Yo!
But not come here for this. Chuuk - a sunken ships and planes during the Second World War. The whole Japanese fleet lies at the bottom of the lagoon, as evidence of the biggest naval disaster in history. Part transports filled with arms, trucks and fighter planes, team members also have remained buried in the sea. Divers from all over the world come here to see the tanks and planes. I am also planning to dive. Unfortunately, I forgot my certificate, I thought on the spot "contract." Did not work out. Recently someone drowned here and now with the certificates is very strict.
But on the banks of the old iron, no less. Chuuk - a huge dumps.
The entire island is littered with rusty appliances.
Each courtyard has several old machines.
All the beaches of the island, all the forests, all the rotting bodies.
have something to hide jungle ...
Something rot on the beach ...
Something just standing in the yard.
It is difficult to make a frame to somewhere in the background there was no regular rusty excavator.
C houses the situation is similar - every second house is destroyed. Chuuk is very similar to some ghost town.
Abandoned gas station ....
guinea pig for some reason tied to the water.
In the yard of each house - a family cemetery.
The graves are very useful for drying clothes.
Well, or just for get-togethers with friends.
Church of the turtle.
Entertainment local kids - riding with asphalt slides on plastic sheets.
At the same time they develop an enormous speed. I'm surprised nobody else was not killed. And maybe killed, I just did not see it.
The houses do not have furniture. On Chuuk nothing at all.
Normal house - a cardboard wall, a few rags and all.
This is a rich house.
All life on the stone floor.
Beautiful colorful fish, which ate today.
The people here will not have to hurry ...
There is even a EpplStor. Unfortunately, it was closed, and I could not know whether the sale began on Chuuk fifth iPhone.
In the stores hang announcement banning chewing and spitting betel.
In general, stores are very funny. That is the main supermarket shelves capital. There is nothing at all, except for salt, canned food and different varieties of soy sauce.
Chuuk could be a great tourist destination with expensive hotels, good restaurants and crowds of tourists from all over the world. All the conditions for this were - a huge underwater museum of World War II at the bottom. The island everywhere visible traces left fourth fleet: docks destroyed port facilities, jetties, tanks for liquid fuels. Dozens of Japanese warships stood on the roads between the neighboring doubloons and ethene. On the island there are the remains of military equipment - small tanks, rusted barrels of the guns (and even Japanese warplanes, famous fighters on ethene), dozens of concrete bunkers.
Micronesia - this is the only place in the world where the Japanese technique is preserved so well that these islands can be considered a military open-air museum. In this gorgeous weather here, warm calm sea. But the people have decided that it is better to turn his island into a landfill, and all day doing nothing. Perhaps they're right. Personally, I prefer a wild backwater. I want to come back again? Never.