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Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:52:21 +0100

Last Build Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:52:21 +0100

 



Required travel documents for Micronesia
Required travel documents for Micronesia: passport [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 120V / 60 Hz [...]



Area code to Micronesia
Area code to Micronesia: +691 [...]



Currency
Giant stone money remains in use on Yap, but not for ordinary transactions or any that are likely to involve visitors. For information on convertible currency, see Money in the Pacific Islands of Micronesia section. The US Dollar is the official currency [...]



Tipping
Tips are neither encouraged nor expected. [...]



Photography
Permission should always be sought. Though people are friendly, and usually accommodating, not to seek prior permission before taking pictures is considered an insult, especially on some of the more remote islands [...]



Shopping
Favourite purchases on Chuuk include love sticks and war clubs. Yap people produce colourful grass skirts, lava-lavas woven from hibiscus bark, woven baby cradles, betel-nut pouches and stone money. On Pohnpei, there are elaborate, carefully scaled model [...]



Food & Drink
Local specialities include breadfruit (Chuuk) and thin slices of raw fish dipped in a peppery sauce. Pohnpeians have over 100 words for yams and grow them to massive proportions (it may take several men to carry one); yams occupy a central position in loc [...]



Required clothing
Lightweight cottons and linens, with light rainwear advisable all year round. [...]



History
Ferdinand Magellan landed on Guam in 1521, beginning two centuries of Spanish domination in Micronesia. Germany purchased the islands from Spain in 1898. The Japanese occupied Micronesia in 1914 and in 1920 received the islands as a League of Nation [...]