We've arrived in Saipan! We've been spending the last few days hanging out with the Kyonka's and the Colaizzi's (four of our friends from college- Janna and Joey Colaizzi were visiting Saipan for a week, and Laura and Josiah live here) and checking out some of the local attractions.
Saipan is beautiful. And I mean gorgeous.
On Wednesday, we all took a ferry ride to a small island called Managaha, about a mile off the coast of Saipan. Here's a picture of it:
We bought some snorkeling masks and water shoes and went snorkeling for a couple hours. It was so breathtaking under the water.
I've been scuba diving once before and snorkeling once on our honeymoon, but I've NEVER seen this many amazing fish! We saw fish of every color possible, as well as two little sharks about two feet long (non- aggressive, so nothing to worry about Mom!), and an octopus. I think the octopus was my favorite part- we were close enough to touch it.
Here are some of the fish we saw (these aren't our pictures, though):
Here's some more pics of our first few days here. We've been staying in a hotel, but we've picked out our apartment and will sign our lease/move in tomorrow. We also opted to buy a scooter again instead of a car because gas is super expensive here and also it's just fun. We bought a little blue one today that we're really happy with so far.
Thanks for reading our blog and we hope you enjoy the pictures!