Tarawa Kiribati Micronesia
only been to South Tarawa in Kiribati once (in 1996) and found it interesting but not the most
exciting place on earth.
If you can get away from South Tarawa, I am told it is very good.
However don't go to South Tarawa for 2 weeks and expect to be able to organise a
trip to the other islands at the drop of a hat. You need time to make contacts and you
need to be flexible particularly with your departure dates. The Moon Micronesia Handbook
(4th Edition) was out of date about many things but was still the best guide.
Later editions are now available. Mary's Hotel was still there and was cheaper than the
Otintaai and had a more reliable water supply. It is also close to the bank, post office
and the National library. For other accommodation you will have to ask around, there is
some but it's not obvious. I hope to get back with plenty of time someday.
|Bonriki Airport (TRW)
|Tanaea and Buota
|Sunset from Bairiki