Before this trip, I honestly knew nothing about Guam except that it was a US territory and that it played a big role in World War II. I imagine it to be just an empty island containing nothing but a large US naval base, like the ones in Olongapo and Subic. Boy, was I wrong.
Guam is an island in the western Pacific Ocean and is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States. It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government. The island's capital is Hagåtña (formerly Agana). Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands.
Guam is actually a shopping destination with a number of designer shops and American stores. It's also a good summer destination with beaches akin to that of the Philippines. No wonder Guam is so popular with the Japanese!
24 September 2010
|Strolling by the beach.|