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America’s Best Kept Secret

When I find really good music I immediately feel like I should share it and enlighten everyone about my findings. Then I get this feeling, that maybe it’s too special to share and maybe no one will understand or appreciate it. These conflicted feelings I get about music, I also get about Guam. As I think back to the first time I swam at the beach in Tumon, I remember floating on my back and staring into the blue sky, unable to believe that this place existed outside of T.V. documentaries and travel magazines. Places like Guam had always been my ideal paradise. When I thought about all those people who had labeled Guam as inferior to the rest of the U.S. I felt like saying, “In your face, I live in paradise!” Maybe I did, I can’t really remember. Who would have thought that way out in the Pacific Ocean this unknown island existed. I sure as hell didn’t! That’s when I started my blog, because I decided that Guam was way too special to keep private and it deserved to shine! People should know the truth about the island. Sometimes I worry that once this secret, that belongs to the U.S., is discovered the island will be ruined by throngs of messy tourists. Contrary to my worries, on Guam, tourists make it a better place and this is not a secret that should be kept. The island deserves more recognition for its natural splendor and culture. I feel that Guam’s beaches are extremely underrated and are even as good as Boracay’s White Beach (Boracay voted Best Beaches in the World 2011 by TripAdvisor), in the Philippines. So over the last two years I’ve accumulated tons of pictures, but more specifically I want to share with you the beautiful sunsets of Guam. They’re always very dramatic, providing a good evening show. These are some of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.

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December 2013 the view on my birthday at Guam Reef Hotel.

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Tumon beach walk

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Two Lover’s Point

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Top of the Kmart parking lot…most incredible yet.

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6 comments

  1. Great post and I agree wholeheartedly. We have been living on Guam for 5 months now and have enjoyed every moment. The sunsets (and sunrises) are some of the prettiest I have ever seen. I too hope Guam one day gets the recognition it is so deserving of. Have a happy Friday!

  2. Well written/said. I’ve been living in Tokyo for nine years, and I visit the Marianas and Micronesia often, therefore I’ve been to Guam many, many times. Guam — and CNMI — are truly secret paradises, although, I must say, I am more in tune to the undeveloped and far less crowded Rota and Tinian, just a quick hop away. In fact, I’ll be visiting Guam and Rota in just a few days, escaping the cold and snow for a week. Maybe we’ll bump in to each other along Tumon!

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