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Primer on Chamorro History & Culture Pt. 1

The Chamorro, the indigenous people of Guam, have a history that isn’t widely known. And despite resurgence in interest, their culture is still not widely understood.  So before you visit Guam, brush up with part 1 of this primer. History The Chamorro are the indigenous people of Guam. Archaeological evidence shows that the Chamorro people, linked by language and culture, have lived in the Marianas Islands, including Guam, for more than 4000 years. The Spanish began colonization of Guam in the mid-16th century. During this period, Spanish customs and the language were imported to Guam. The Spanish also converted the native Chamorro population to Catholicism. In 1898 the United States took Guam during the Spanish-American War. The island briefly came under Japanese occupation during WWII but was recaptured by U.S. forces. After WWII, Chamorro leaders lobbied for greater autonomy for…

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августа 8, 2017

How to Pack for Your Summer Vacation in Guam

Guam is a beautiful island country with plenty of beaches, sun and fun. But, as with any summer vacation, it can be difficult to know how to pack, especially if you’re going somewhere you’ve never been before. Here is a guide for packing for your Guam vacation. Pack for warm weather Guam has a tropical climate and average summer temperatures range from 78–89°F (26-32°C). That means pack loose fitting, light-weight clothing. Natural fibers, such as cotton, are best. Don’t worry about being too casual; shorts and short-sleeve shirts are fine for both men and women in Guam. Don’t forget the nightlife Guam has a fantastic club scene, and you’ll want to look your best. Remember to pack your dancing shoes for Guam’s only multi-level dance club. Prepare for rain Guam’s rainy season runs from April to December, with the greatest amount…

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июля 16, 2017

Guam Restaurant Guide

One of the best things about being on vacation is the opportunity to eat out and not worry about cooking. Guam is a great country for this. With so many people of different nationalities living there, the island has developed an international cuisine. Here are our recommendations for where to eat while in Guam. Dinner with a show The TaoTao Tasi dinner show should definitely be on your list of things to do while you’re in Guam. This Polynesian dance and fire show is accompanied by an all-you-can-eat barbeque buffet. You’re not going to get a better deal than that. *Note: It is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. Where to eat on Sundays Guam is a predominantly Catholic country, meaning most places will be closed on Sunday. One place that is open on Sundays is Giovanni’s. This is an Italian…

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июля 11, 2017