Travel to Nauru

The people of the small (and potato-shaped) Republic of Nauru were long ago considered some of the richest in the world. Formerly known as Pleasant Island, Nauru supplied Australia with a large quantity of fertilizers. This caused its economy to skyrocket in an incredible way. These businesses were possible thanks to the discovery in 1900 of large deposits of phosphates .

But in 2005 , there was a sea change in the economy, and Nauru is now a near-failed state with an uncertain future, depending on cash injections from other countries to stay afloat. Life there is not too easy, since there are hardly any commercial products and employment is very scarce. Far from the joy of the heady fortunes of the 70s and 80s, the inhabitants have become reticent people with the visitors.

Nauru is not the easy place to visit. Access is subject to the vagaries of transportation, weather, and the immigration department. With the closure of the phosphate mines, hospitality services such as hotels, restaurants and car rentals (if they exist) are minimal. Despite the current economic gloom , the island continues to offer glimpses of its old taste.

Beautiful cliffs , vast wilderness areas, etc. They will enchant all those who want to spend a few days in the area. For lovers of the Second World War it is ideal, since they will find vestiges of the Japanese occupation scattered around the island .