Friday, November 03, 2006


I wrote this about a year ago, after I returned to Saipan after having been off island for five and a half years:

My favorite thing about first arriving in Saipan is the smell. I can’t describe it. I don’t know if it is from all of the vegetation or if it comes about from being so close to the ocean, but there is a very distinct smell that you only sense when you first arrive. By the second day you can’t smell it anymore, but when you first arrive, it really reminds you that you are home.
Anybody know what I'm talking about?

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