"Discoverer Don Alvaro de Mendana" Marshall Islands by jorgejuansanchez

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Marshalls Islands were discovered by the spanish explorer Don Alvaro de Mendana during the XVI century. He also discovered for the Western World Solomon Islands (I made him a monument in Santa Cruz Islands, in the Solomon, see my Solomon chapter), Marquesas Islands, and many more. Even Captain James Cook wrote that probably Mendana was in Hawaii Islands before than him.
I spent in Majuro four days. I flew there from Kosrae and the plane stopped in Kwajalein, but I was not allowed to get off the plane even for a second, only the passengers who lived there. It was a forbidden atoll. The same happenned during my flight to Honolulu, when the plane made another stop in Johnston atoll, and again did not allow me to touch the ground.

  • Last visit to Marshall Islands: Dec 1990
  • Intro Updated May 18, 2005
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  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2007 at 5:47 AM

    Hi Jorge -- The first time i flew on the Air Mic Island hopper the same thing happened to me at Johnston Island but I got off the plane anyway everyone was yelling. I pointed to my ears did a few motions with my hand like I was deaf and just walked.

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