TRAVEL Wham, Bam, thank You guam

Whether you’re a cul­ture vul­ture, a food fa­natic, a se­ri­ous shop­per, or just some­one who needs a ma­jor dose of Vi­ta­min sea, the gor­geous is­land of guam will of­fer some­thing you’ll love and more.

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One of the first things you’ll re­al­ize about Guam is that it is tiny. Smaller, in terms of land area, than Metro Manila, ev­ery­where you’ll want to go is an easy, 20-minute drive away. The ver­dant, bluer­immed is­land in the mid­dle of the Pa­cific Ocean, how­ever, feels like it’s worlds away from the hus­tle and bus­tle of the ur­ban jun­gle, de­spite be­ing a mere four-hour flight away from the Philip­pines. Pack your bags (and your biki­nis and board shorts), Cosmo Girl, and get ready to hit a sum­mery trop­i­cal par­adise with all the perks and con­ve­niences of a city at its fin­ger­tips. Cos­mopoli­tan First things first: You’ll need a US Visa. Second: It’s “on Guam,” not “in Guam,” and on Guam, you’ll dis­cover that ev­ery­thing about the is­land is a study in con­trast and com­plex­ity. Much like the Philip­pines, Guam, a United States ter­ri­tory (which means the cur­rency in use is the US$), has a rich colo­nial his­tory span­ning JUNE 2016 hun­dreds of years— Span­ish, Ja­panese, Ger­man, and Amer­i­can in­flu­ences in­form the is­land’s Chamorro roots. Pre­dom­i­nantly Roman Catholic, and with nearly 40% of the pop­u­la­tion made up of Filipinos, don’t be sur­prised to find that you’ll be un­der­stood by the lo­cals when speak­ing in Filipino or a Philip­pine di­alect!

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