We traveled by speed boat through the verdant, mushroom shaped islets of Palau to get to Jellyfish Lake, named one of the Seven Biological Wonders of the World. The walk through the forest which separates the lake from the sea is like leaving one world and entering another. The melodic calls of the Palauan fantail and fruit doves reverberate through the lush woodland and when we arrived at the shore of the lake, sulfur crested cockatoos were sighted in flight over the glassy waters.
But the real magic began during the snorkel across the lake. The experience of swimming among thousands of soft pulsating jellyfish is one not easily described. It is both sensuous and awe inspiring, one of the most memorable travel experiences I have ever had.