"My Childhood Home" Marshall Islands by FROGandFLY

Marshall Islands Travel Guide: 39 reviews and 136 photos

Growing up Marshaleese

When most people think of their childhood, they think of snowy winters, block parties, movie theaters, and holiday pageants. When I think of my childhood, I think of celebrating the Chinese New Year by snaking around school in a dragon, sitting in my orange bouy while my dad went snorkeling for shells, the outdoor theater where giant crabs ruled, and tons of beach parties where the neighborhood came. That's what life was like for me in the 80's growing up on Kwajalein.

Where is Kwajalein Anyways?

My favorite way of describing the location of Kwajalein is 'say you were to draw a triangle from Hawaii, Japan, and Australia... in the bottom-righthand portion of that triangle would be the Marshall Islands

Beatiful Local

The best thing about Kwajalein is the setting. You have a sparsely vegetated island with beautiful sand beaches amidst some of the clearest waters in the world. I am all about beaches and I'd have to say this is the world's best!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Life is simple on Kwajalein
  • Cons:Life is simple on Kwajalein
  • In a nutshell:A great place if you want to get away from it ALL!
  • Intro Updated Nov 9, 2003
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  • Meria's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    you all are welcome to my father homeland?
    all i want to said is come and visit all Marshallese people,
    they will welcome you and your family?
    and may god bless yhu and yhur family to>>
    <3 peace and hang loose<3

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2007 at 10:52 AM

    Hi, Kristen! Thanks for your splendid page about that remote place!

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2006 at 6:24 AM

    This is a really interesting place which i first came to know while reading WW2 battles in the pacific area :)

  • Bryan5's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2006 at 9:46 PM

    Wow I am jealous, I spent the 80's life guarding at the town pool, ok more like town swamp while you were in the Marshall islands? Life can be so cruel. I will have some pictures one of these days so check back!! Bryan

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2005 at 1:13 PM

    Wow nice page, You sure grew up in an off the beaten path destination!

  • FelixB's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2005 at 3:57 PM

    I went to Samoa and must say that every island (-state) is so different from the other ones. Nice pics. What exactly made you go to the Marshall Islands?

  • RedEaredPanda's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2004 at 10:20 AM

    Wow.. Your description of Kwajalein on your homepage makes us want to visit the island right now :) Good luck with studies at the University.. Rafi

  • Weener's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2004 at 12:47 PM

    What a fantastic childhood! Great page


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