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Ten Interesting Facts About Marshall Islands

1. The history of the Marshall Islands can be traced as far back as the 2nd millennium BC, when its occupants were known as sea travelers. 2. The Marshall Islands is made up of two archipelagic chains, with a total of 29 atolls. 3. The names of the two island groups of the Marshall Islands are the Ratak Chain and the Ralik Chain – Ratak meaning sunrise and Ralik...

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Marshallese Cuisine

Breadfruit Probably the most popular crop in the Marshall Islands, breadfruit is available practically everywhere and prepared in every way imaginable. It is a staple in Marshallese food, so there is an abundance of breadfruit trees in the country. The trees are planted in a foot-deep hole, and then the hole is filled with several kinds of compost. Soil is then...

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What to do in Marshall Islands

Go fishing The waters surrounding the Marshall Islands provide several excellent deep-sea fishing opportunities. The Longar Point area in Arno Atoll is known for its marlin, mahi-mahi, and sailfish, and the waters near Mejit are known for its lobsters and octopus, to name a few. Fishing enthusiasts might find it surprising to see the advanced fishing technology on...

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Where to go in Marshall Islands

Bikini Atoll Bikini Atoll is an atoll found in the western chain of the Marshall Islands. Despite its name, which evokes images of relaxed fun on the beach, the atoll has experienced dark times related to the chaos of war. After World War II, in a decision closely related to the start of the Cold War, the United States of America pushed forward with nuclear testing...

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When to visit Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands have a maritime tropical climate, characterized by warm temperatures and high humidity, with minimal changes in temperature as seasons change. The annual average temperature of the islands is at 27 °C (81°F), while the average temperature of lagoon waters are at 26 °C (80 °F) the whole year. In other words, the Marshall Islands are the...