Palau
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Swimming with giant manta rays, sharks and friendly jellyfish
In the warm turquoise waters off Palau, Micronesia, a giant manta ray swooped over to my astonished face. "Would you like an ocean ride?" he smiled. I climbed onto his velvety wings. We sailed away, past schools of sharks, enjoying their lunch buffet. Clams, the size of cars, opened and shut, as if to say "Hey Girl, what took you so long to get here?" Emerald and purple parrotfish swam among ballet pink sea fans. In Jellyfish Lake, I snorkeled with hundreds of moon jellyfish, lovely golden globes without stings, eager to caress my body. Who would ever think I could be friends with jellyfish? In serene sacred Palau, nature and humans play happily together. Be brave! Slide into the stunning sea, embrace Palau's magnificent beauty. Your life will be forever changed.
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