"Kiribati" Top 5 Page for this destination Kiribati by glenn57

Kiribati Travel Guide: 92 reviews and 212 photos

Kiribati was completely different than anywhere I had been before. It is composed of dozens of atolls, where each atoll contains several long narrow islands arranged in a ring; this ring can be 50 km or more long, but only 50 to 200 metres wide.

In Kiribati, the main atoll is Tarawa, which was the site of a major battle between the Japanese and Americans in WWII. There are still many burned-out tanks and some anti-aircraft guns to be seen around the atoll.

Kiribati has very little economy; the majority of people work for the government, so the bloated bureaucracy is the country's way of trickling money down into the hands of the people. The bloated bureaucracy is maintained by support payments by the Australian government.

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  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2011 at 2:09 AM

    Hey, On discovering such 'ablutions' practice, I wouldn't even want ot swim on the ocean side :-( Water mixes!!!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2007 at 10:59 PM

    Another amazing page of less travelled country - Kiribati. Wish I knew you then, would have unabashful request for a postcard. LOL. Happy New Year. 2008. Cheers, SL :)

  • Travmad's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2007 at 9:23 AM

    Kirabati seems lik ean interesting place. I really have to put it in my list. Great job on your pages!

  • keida84's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2005 at 7:32 AM

    Hi Glen, Your Kirabati pages are very good. Ugh! just thinking about the Lagoon, brings a new meaning to the nautical term "The poop deck" LOL (sort of) Cheers, Kat

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