Chuuk (also known as Truk) is one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia.
- Chuuk Lagoon: an atoll containing a number of islands, and the primary population center of Chuuk.
- Outer Islands: more sparely populated islands outside the atoll
Chuuk is renowned for its wreck diving. In 1944 the US Air Force conducted the largest surface bombing campaign in history, wiping out a Japanese fleet stationed at the island. The seabed around Chuuk is now littered with several ships and planes, all protected from deep sea currents by a reef system.
It is best to observe the cultural norms of each island. For the most part conservative dress and manners will do much to ensure you have a safe visit. Women should NOT wear shorts or short skirts and bathing suits should only be worn at the main resorts. It is best to wear a T-shirt over your bathing suit if you will be swimming near public beaches. Speaking to a local of the opposite gender can be thought of as an open invitation to a more serious relationship.
When on the main islands, avoid going out alone after dark. As in many places around the globe men have more freedoms to behave as they choose. Many use the darkness, and a few too many drinks to behave as they would like. For the most part they will be more aggressive and overt in their attention seeking behaviors. They will over-react if they believe their ego/reputation has been questioned.
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