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Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to the Marshall Islands:

The Marshall Islands are an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with around 55,000 inhabitants. The Republic of the Marshall Islands, a territory of the United States of America, consists of two island chains, Ralik and Ratak, with a total of 29 atolls and 5 islands.

The official languages of the island state are English and Marshallese, and the US dollar is used as a means of payment.

A large part of the population lives on the island of Ebeye and on the Majuro Atoll, with the capital of the same name, Majuro. Marshallese residents have the highest percentage of obesity in the world.

The Marshall Islands are world-famous for several previous US atomic bomb tests, including on Bikini Atoll.

The economy of the Marshall Islands is based primarily on tourism, payments from the United States of America, fish processing, copra production and the rental of the Kwajalein Atoll used for missile testing.

Tomatoes, coconuts, breadfruit and melons are grown in agriculture for self-sufficiency.

The capital of the Marshall Islands, one of the smallest states in the world, is Majuro with around 35,000 inhabitants. The city on the 65-island Majuro Atoll is part of the Ratak chain and is the political and economic center of the island state.

The main attractions in Majuro include the cathedral, the museum, the library, the national archives, the Majuro Bridge, the Japanese Memorial Park and some surrounding islands with long white sandy beaches.

In January 2019 I traveled to Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands for three days. Coming from Micronesia, after a short stopover at the US military base on Kwajalein Atoll, we went straight to the country's largest hotel in the capital Majuro, the Marshal Island Resort.

The atoll, which looks so small on the map, stretches like a sickle for almost 50 kilometers. I eventually gave up my original plan of walking the entire atoll. In the end it was almost 15 kilometers that I had covered on the first day. My two most important points of contact were the cathedral and the National Museum, although the museum was unfortunately closed for renovation work.

For the first time ever I visited an atoll, which mainly only occurs in the South Seas. In some places the Majuro Atoll is so narrow that there was only room for the road through it, but in other places it is over 500 meters wide.

Otherwise there isn't much wealth to be seen on the Marshall Islands, but after all it is at the end of the world. A lot of things here are broken or outdated, and due to the lack of space there is also a bit of a rubbish problem, as is usual on islands. I cannot confirm that the inhabitants of the Marshall Islands are statistically the world leaders in obesity, although of course there are fat people here too.

I used the second day there completely to relax and to optimally prepare for my upcoming long flight to Hawaii.