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What's There to Do
in Guam?
Guam is an American protectorate and army base in the South Pacific. Guam is not Thailand. It's a small island and best for a short break. There's basically three cultural activities: 1. eat. (I liked Shamrock's and Eggs 'n' Things). 2. Shop. Lots of malls and shops in the tourist Tumon area. (From very frou-frou to mid-level to dollar-store grade. My hotel had its own department store.) 3. Swim. Any hotel worth its salt in Guam has a pool, and there's beautiful beaches with warm water and no one bugging you. I stayed at the Guam Plaza. Great hotel.
If You Go
You'll need paperwork to enter the United States. I took budget airline Jin Air. File under "Surprisingly Not Bad." A simple snack, and laid-back flight crew in jeans. Pretty much the WestJet of Korea. The locals speak fluent English and Chamorro, but in the hotels you'll also hear Japanese and Korean spoken, with Chinese also shouted. Guam has the usual American contempt for public transport, and taxis are expensive (as is everything here). Rent a car– or just stay in Tumon, where most things are walkable.



Fire Dance on Tumon Beach
January 2017
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Pale San Vitores Road at Night
January 2017
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Underwater World
January 2018
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Tumon Beach Waves
January 2017
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Guam from the Air › January
  2017. Garden at Guam Plaza Hotel, Tumon ›
  January 2017. Guam Plaza Pool, Tumon › January
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