March 12, 2013

#Lamotrek #Micronesia #CulturalDays

On our last morning in Lamotrek atoll, Federal State of Micronesia, the school had cultural days and all the kids dressed up traditional with the small girls wearing grass skirts and the boys wearing the men's blue and white striped lavalava, which is narrower that the women's version and worn higher around the waist over their loin cloth. The girls gave a weaving demonstrations on how they made the headbands and baskets while the boys showed navigation skills on a white board. Later they would meet with the master carver, master sailor and master fisherman to have those skills explained to them. They had items for sale on tables like locally woven palm fiber rope, which is really neat, small carvings, sea shells, ropes, lavalavas and a few baskets of food with chicken or dog with rice for $15. We bought a chicken lunch, not brave enough for dog yet...

We had a wonderful week on Lamotrek and want to thank everyone for showing us such amazing hospitality. We will remember this small piece of paradise forever! 

live your dream,  Daria

Rest of the pictures you can check here Lamotrek Part2. Cultural Days