Backpacking in Kiribati: Touring Te Umanibong, National Cultural Museum in Bikenibeu

Backpacking in Kiribati: Touring Te Umanibong, National Cultural Museum in Bikenibeu

  I could be forgiven for expecting the settlement of Bikenibeu to be spelt “Bikini Bow” and be a beach full of Kiribati’s hottest babes all relaxing in the sunshine in their swimming costumes. While exotic beaches in Tarawa Atoll (Kiribati’s main part, which houses the capital, the national museum and the main international airport) do Read more about Backpacking in Kiribati: Touring Te Umanibong, National Cultural Museum in Bikenibeu[…]

Backpacking in Kiribati: Visiting Eita, The Highest Peak of Tarawa Atoll - 3 Metres!

Backpacking in Kiribati: Visiting Eita, The Highest Peak of Tarawa Atoll – 3 Metres!

There are not many countries I have been to where I know I was the highest person at one point. I have managed it in Guatemala and Nauru for sure. And then here in low lying Kiribati, it was easy to head to the capital Tarawa Atoll’s highest point – Eita. However, I was to Read more about Backpacking in Kiribati: Visiting Eita, The Highest Peak of Tarawa Atoll – 3 Metres![…]

Backpacking in Kiribati: Top 13 Sights in Betio

Backpacking in Kiribati: Top 13 Sights in Betio

Kiribati (formerly the Gilbert Islands) can be confusing. It certainly confused me, the fact that I would officially land here three times (same as Nauru) on the one trip, yet only visit it once, i.e. leave the airport and see some of the country. Even more confusing, people were classing Tarawa as the “capital” but Read more about Backpacking in Kiribati: Top 13 Sights in Betio[…]

Backpacking in Kiribati: Touring New Jerusalem, Abatao, North Tarawa

Backpacking in Kiribati: Touring New Jerusalem, Abatao, North Tarawa

“Although we view the world through different eyes, we share the same ideals, of paradise” – Pet Shop Boys. Kiribati (formerly the Gilbert Islands) can be confusing. It certainly confused me, the fact that I would officially land here three times (same as Nauru!) on the one trip, yet only visit it once, i.e. leave Read more about Backpacking in Kiribati: Touring New Jerusalem, Abatao, North Tarawa[…]

Bairiki Catholic Church, Kiribati

Backpacking in Kiribati: Top 9 Sights in Bairiki, South Tarawa

Kiribati (formerly the Gilbert Islands) can be confusing. It certainly confused me, the fact that I would officially land here three times (same as Nauru) on the one trip, yet only visit it once, i.e. leave the airport and see some of the country. Then the odd spelling, then the multiple capitals, then the currency. Read more about Backpacking in Kiribati: Top 9 Sights in Bairiki, South Tarawa[…]

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