Monthly Archives: September 2017

Discovery : War in the Pacific National Historical Park

Discovery (Post#29) : War in the Pacific National Historical Park Aside from the memorial wall that has been put up to Asan Bay Overlook and the scenic view that it offers to the visitors, the ridge line has historical importance to the island. War in the Pacific National Historical Park boundaries are huge to emphasize its significance. There are three

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Guam Island Tour – Visiting Best Viewpoint of the Island

I will start my story at Fort Santa Agueda since the first two places included in the Island Tour has been detailed in my previous post of Hagatna and Two Lovers Point. But while I was drafting this post and when I looked into the whole story of my experience in the tour, I see a trend of the places

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Panoramic View : Fish Eye Marine Park and Asan Beach Park with Nimitz Hillside

Panoramic View (Post#32) : Fish Eye Marine Park and Asan Beach Park with Nimitz Hillside Visiting Asan Bay Overlook is a worth to visit not only to realized the history that happens within the area of War in the Pacific National Historical Park but to appreciate beauty that it is now offering to anyone who visit the lookout. The scenery that

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Enriching Viewpoint : Asan Bay Overlook Memorial Wall

Enriching Viewpoint (Post#4): Asan Bay Overlook Memorial Wall Probably to some people, Asan Bay Overlook is known to have its amazing scenery since it sits at the ridge line. But, that’s the additional rewards when visiting the overlooking area. But the place has its memorial wall which listed the names who sacrificed related to war from 1941 to 1944, emphasizing the

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Discovery : Fort Soledad

Discovery (Post#28) : Fort Soledad At the time of Spanish colonization, it is commonly learned that a fort was built for a reason to fortify the place. Like Fort Agueda, Fort Soledad (Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad), was built with a reason to fortify the Umatac Bay. Since the bay or Umatac itself became the station of ships that

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Panoramic View : Umatac Bay

Panoramic View (Post#31) : Umatac Bay Aside from being considered as Magellan’s Landing site, Umatac Bay was former station of the ships before crossing the Pacific Ocean which used by Galleon trade route between Acapulco and Manila during Spanish period. Most of the ships station here to replenish their boats before embarking towards the vast ocean. These photos are part of

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View At My Window : Magellan’s Landing

View At My Window (Post#29) : Magellan’s Landing Ferdinand Magellan is not a stranger to me since he is always included in the history subject related to the discovery of my country since Spanish Colonization time, which the same fate happened to Guam not really far from Philippines. When we visited another fort at the southern part of Guam, we

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Chromatic Outlook : Latte of Freedom

Chromatic Outlook (Post#37) : Latte of Freedom Latte stone has been Chamorro’s sign of identity and seeing this many times while traveling around the island should be a normal thing. The latte stone can also be seen both in cultural and political signs or symbols of Guam. The latte stone is the pillar used as foundation support of Chamorro’s building.

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Panoramic View : Guam’s West Coast

Panoramic View (Post#30) : Guam’s West Coast When I reached Apugan hill, that’s when I understood why the Fort Santa Agueda has been so popular both for local and foreign visitors because the hill is a great lookout to appreciate the scenery of island’s west coast. At the lookout, Hagatna City, part of Agana Bay, Tumon Bay, Oka Point, Two

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Name Of The Place : Fort Santa Agueda

Name Of The Place (Post#34) : Fort Santa Agueda Fort Santa Agueda  is the last and only surviving Spanish fort in Hagåtña, at the top of Apugan Hill. The fort now commonly called Fort Apugan with strategic view of Hagatna and the western coast of the island. Though the fort has not been maximized its usage when it was built

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Featuring Our World : Pagat Point

Featuring Our World (Post#7) : Pagat Point Once we reached the Pagat Point, I fall in love with the place. I remembered what I saw when we stopped a bit in Yigo in the middle of Buggy Off-Road adventure. If the scenery of the coast from the top is amazing the scenery of the coast up close are more than

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Discovery : Pagat Latte Site

Discovery (Post#27) : Pagat Latte Site After hiking for more than half-an hour, in the middle of the forest in Pagat, we reached one of the Latte Site which considered an ancient latte site. Based on history, the latte site is considered lived by people between 10th to 17th century. These Latte stones are the foundation of the Chamorros home. These

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Life Of Others : Living Frog at Ancient Basalt Mortar

Life Of Others (Post#11) : Living Frog at Ancient Basalt Mortar During the hike in Pagat, since the area is protected and being preserve as it is a national historical site, we found a relics of Basalt Mortar used by local Chamorros even before Spaniards arrived. And while my buddy guide telling about the basalt mortar, we found these living

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Buggy Off-Road Adventure with Coastal Scenic View at Yigo

I was looking for adventure in Guam at the internet and I found Guam Adventures site. They are offering activities that tourist will enjoy. Two things that I did with them, for this post, I focus on Buggy Off-Road adventure. I haven’t tried to do a buggy off-road even I knew that it was available in my country. I haven’t

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Juncture With Folk(s) : At Guam Adventures (Yigo)

Juncture With Folk(s) (Post#5) : At Guam Adventures (Yigo) When I am in an adventure tour, its good to be with people. So after buggy-off road ride, we had a group picture as our souvenir while at Guam Raceway International where the Guam Adventure headquarter is located. The photo is part of Guam Adventures Photo Collection April 2017. Photo(s) with no

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View At My Window : Guam Adventures Buggy Off-Road Track

View At My Window (Post#27) : Guam Adventures Buggy Off-Road Track One of the things that I enjoyed aside from riding the buggy off-road ATV vehicle are the Guam Adventure tracks that we used to enjoy both driving and riding the vehicle. At first, it was a race road track, then it followed by an off-road track which includes a

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Picture Frame : North-East Coast Scenic View at Yigo

Picture Frame  (Post#6): North-East Coast Scenic View at Yigo At the farthest point of the buggy off-road track, we had a chance to rest a bit, unknowingly that we rested at Yigo part where we can enjoy the North-East Coast of the island including the view of the vast Pacific Ocean. It was amazing scenery that I can think that

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Transportation : Yigo, Guam – Buggy ATV (All Terrain Vehicle)

Transportation (Post#7) : Yigo, Guam – Buggy ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) Riding a vehicle is also an adventure, during my holiday trip in Guam, I tried to experience to ride a Buggy ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle). Since it was summer in the island, our off-road ride adventure was not a dirty one even there were tracks that we passed specifically inside the

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