Guam Travel Blog: Ruth Goes to Guam Day One
Finally!!! I am writing about my trip to Guam! I have been dying to write about this story since last week. But on my last day of #RuthGoestoGuam adventure, my laptop encountered the Blue Screen of Death. It is all good now and I have gained access to my pictures.. so here I am taking you to my exciting week in Guam!
Where do I start? Let me start with, the story on how it all started. It was an invitation like no other. When they told me I needed to apply for a US Visa, I already knew what was happening next. I screamed “I am going to Hollywood!!!” (just like those American Idol contestants who made it to the elimination) Well, okay, I am not going to Hollywood yet.. I did not go to Hollywood – I went to Guam!
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- Guam is the US island territory in Micronesia.
- The Chamorros populated the island about 4,000 years ago. They are the locals but we see a lot of Filipinos in the island (and they are always happy to see us!)
- As a Filipino citizen, you need a US Visa to visit Guam.
- To work in Guam, you need to be a resident of the country.
- Guam is known for its nice beaches and shopping outlets.
- Guam is just five-hours flight from Manila.
- From Manila, you can book a flight via United Airlines or Philippine Airlines.
- Weather in Guam is erratic – one minute it is sunny hot, then it turns cloudy and in the afternoon, rain starts drizzling. This is the situation almost everyday we were in Guam. But I love it. Not complaining.
- It is always smooth driving in Guam. On our last day, I dreaded going back to Manila and dealing with traffic. Seriously.
- I love the laid-back feel of the island. It always feels Sunday morning even on a Friday night. I wish to relocate to Guam NOW.
We boarded the Philippine Airlines flight with Madam Carmel (of Guam Visitors Bureau) Myke Soon, Jill Bantang, Raffy Pekson, Bing Ramos (official photographer) and the Pop Talk Crew. The flight from Manila to Guam was a smooth 5-hour flight. It is one of the lightest flight for me (because, it is Philippine Airlines and I didn’t need to deal with boredom).
Finally, Haf’a Dai!
Haf’a Dai! pronounced as “half a day” is a greeting in Chamorro which means “hello!”