Nauru South Pacific

Well Nauru is not really somewhere I would suggest you go, unless you are from there or you work there!

However if you were using Air Nauru to get around the Pacific in the 90s you would probably end up spending a night or two there. I spent 3 days there in 1996 enroute from Tarawa to Fiji and for 2 days there was no beer, I'd run out of books (no book shop) and the hotel swimming pool was closed.

There was no real public transport, about 1.5 TV channels, lots of Landrovers and the cheapest cigarettes I've ever found. What is going to happen now the phosphate is running out?

Page updated 04/09/2001 with added photos due to increased interest in Nauru.

Pictures of Nauru taken December 1996 © Rik Royall

Cantilever Loaders Nauru
Cantilever Loaders Nauru Cantilever Loaders Nauru
Cantilever Loaders Nauru How cargo gets ashore
How cargo gets ashore Nauru Landscape after phosphate mining
after phosphate mining Nauru Landscape after phosphate mining
after phosphate mining Nauru Landscape after phosphate mining
after phosphate mining Beach at Nauru with coral pillars
Beach at Nauru with coral pillars Beach at Nauru with coral pillars
Beach at Nauru with coral pillars Menen Hotel Nauru from Beach
Menen Hotel Nauru from beach Nauru beach scene
Nauru beach scene Nauru beach scene with frigate bird
Nauru beach scene with frigate bird Surf late afternoon Nauru
Surf late afternoon Nauru
Captive frigate bird

Captive Frigate Bird

Photographs © Rik Royall

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