September 13, 2010

Scenic Drive through Marpi

On a day when the rain stopped and the sun peeked out from behind the clouds, we went on a scenic drive up to Marpi, in the northern tip of Saipan.  Marpi is a must see if you ever visit Saipan.  Most of the historical sites and natural landmarks are located here, such as Banzai Cliff, Last Command Post, Suicide Cliff, the Grotto, and Bird Island.

The best way to experience the scenic drive through Marpi is to slow down to 30 miles and hour, roll down the windows, stick your hand out to surf the wind with your palm, and listen to your favorite reggae song.  Even better, if you're not driving and you know someone with a pickup, sit back in the truck bed and let the wind whip up your hair while taking in the greenery, the trees, the limestone cliffs, the winding road, the occasional horse or cow on the side, and the views of the ocean, that in sum, put you in a laid back country mood.

I can't count how many times I've taken the scenic drive through Marpi as a passenger or as a driver.  I never get tired of it.  It's the "Sunday Drive" destination here on Saipan, and it's another reason I Luv Saipan.

Here are some other videos I've put together over the past couple of years while taking in the scenic drive through Marpi.  Enjoy.

(hu guaiya hao mama)

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