“The Caroline Islands (Islas Carolinas in Spanish) are a widely scattered archipelago of tiny islands in the western Pacific Ocean, to the north of New Guinea. The group consists of about 500 small coral islands, east of the Philippines, in the Pacific Ocean; the distance from Manila to Yap, one of the larger islands of the group, is 1200 miles. Most of the islands comprise low, flat coral atolls, but some rise high above sea level”. – Wikipedia. Photo: A traditional bamboo dance on the island of Yap, part of the Caroline Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, Circa 1955. (Photo by Mary Knoll/Three Lions/Getty Images).