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  Where the Hell's Ponape (Pohnpei)?

September, 1992.

From the Graham's Travel Journal

After the Australian Ambassador had thanked Patti and Bob, the proprietors of Ponape's “The Village” hotel, he proposed a toast to the "President and people of the Federated States of Micronesia”.

Broad palm fronds, decorated with crimson hibiscus, seemed to support  the lofty nipa-thatch roof of the little hotel.  The "Tattooed Irishman Bar and Restaurant" was festive for the occasion.

The Australian Ambassador, tall and distinguished, with wine glass in hand, mingled with practiced professionalism among the guests at his Pacific Island reception. Nearby, in the hotel's small souvenir shop, a colourful tourist tee shirt proclaimed “Where the Hell's Ponape?"


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