Leave Pagan Alone

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A gallary of pictures from the island of Pagan in hopes to spread more awareness of the beauty of the Northern Mariana Islands, specifically Pagan.

The latte stone represents the strength of our ancestors.

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March 11, 2015 – Wednesday

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Latte Stone

Latte Stone

I recently made a trip to the island of Tinian for the annual Pika Festival. This festival showcases the notorious donne’, or hot pepper, that is known for its intense spicy flavor. You can find Tinian Hot Pepper in stores. However, the best Tinian Donne’ you can find are from the local families who make the concoction by hand. I managed to take a stroll to the House of Taga. It is always a great feeling to be surrounded by megaliths made by Ancient Chamorros. Not only will you be in awe, you will appreciate the strength of the culture by creating your own hypothesis on how these megaliths were excavated and constructed. If your ever on the island of Tinian, be sure to take a few minutes and appreciate this Chamorro Heritage site.

January 26, 2015 – Monday

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Hotel Street

Hotel Street

A view of Hotel Street, Garapan, Saipan. What helped me identify areas much easier were landmarks. In this picture, various landmarks can be seen; Hyatt, Fiesta, American Memorial Park, Smiling Cove Marina, Hotel Street, etc. This picture was actually one of several pictures I took continuously. The panoramic stitch didnt come out as I wanted. As a result, I ended up with this beautiful picture.

August 19, 2014 – Tuesday

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The Colors of Maug, Northern Mariana Islands.

The Colors of Maug, Northern Mariana Islands.

I recently returned from a trip up to Maug, an island apart of the Northern Mariana Islands chain. It is roughly around 330 miles North of Saipan, surrounded by Uracas (North of Maug) and Asuncion (South of Maug). Years ago, the island used to resemble a cone-shaped volcanoe that can be found through out the Northern Mariana Islands chain. After an obvious violent eruption, the remote island transformed into the three islands that can be seen to this day. The topography of the island is very rugged. Steep hills and sheering volcanic ridges pattern all the islands. There are certain areas where vertical ridges protrude outward from the islands.

December 3, 2013 – Tuesday

Beach, Long Exposure, Saipan

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December 1, 2013 – Sunday

Beach, Long Exposure, Saipan

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November 29, 2013 – Friday

Beach, Long Exposure, Saipan

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November 27, 2013 – Wednesday

Beach, Saipan

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November 25, 2013 – Monday

Ocean, Saipan

Saipan Island

November 23, 2013 – Saturday

Ocean, Tinian

Taga Beach