Monday, July 22, 2013


What's Guam? Where's Guam?
Guam? Huh?

This is the typical response from someone who has not idea that Guam even existed! This little island is considered a part of the United States of America but is a teeny tiny island in the middle, of well, the Pacific Ocean. Since it is technically a part of the USA, the currency is the U.S. dollar.

As said before, Guam is part of the United States, so the national language is English but the second national language, mainly of the natives, is called Chamorro.
The capital is Hagåtña (Agana), which is the island's second smallest village, and there are about 183,000 throughout Guam.

Before I tell you some things to do in the capital, I will first give you guys a several places known for attracting tourists: 
1. Cocos Island
2. Mount Lamlam
3. Ritidian Point
4. Chief Quipuha Park
5. Underwater World Guam
6. Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica 
7. Chamorro Village
8. Spend a few hours with the locals in small villages
9. Apra Harbor
10. Talofofo Falls

Here's what you can do all throughout the island: 
1. Learn the Chamorro language (or just a few phrases).
2. Save a horse and ride a caraboa.
3. Climb Mount Lamlam, also known as one of the world's tallest mountains. 
4. Explore hidden wonders by hiking.
5. Scuba dive back in time in an area where two ships have sunk during WWI and WWII. 
6. Get crabby with a coconut they taste like coconuts AND crab?!
7. Swim with the little fishies while scuba diving.
8. Learn how to do a dolphin call while you go dolphin watching.
9. Miss a hole while golfing because of the beautiful views.
10. Go on an 'eco tour'. 

Hagåtña (Agana)
1. Spend some dollars at the Agana Shopping Center (tax-free shopping my fellow shopaholics)
2. Celebrate Liberation Day in July by going to a week-long carnival (they have feasts as well!)
3. Visit the Guam Pacific War Museum
4. Take a stroll through South Pacific Memorial Park
5. Don't like that park? Take a stroll through Latte Stone Park
6. Get holy at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica
7. Go back in history at Fort Apugan. 
8. Take after the locals and fish at the Lost Pond
9. New to the whole Guam thing and want to learn more? Check out the Guam Museum. 
10. Take some great pictures at the Latte of Freedom. 

If you get bored, rent a car or take a bus over to Tumon (where the only Kmart on the island is) or Barrigada, the two other well-known cities on the island. 

I found this little blog about a woman who 'quit her job and moved to Guam', so if you want insight from someone who actually lives in Guam, go over and get lost in her posts!

The next post will be on: Algeria!

Travel on wanderlusters!

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