Category Archives: Guam

Guam 2015: My Wife’s Le’le Relatives

My wife is a member of Familian Le’le, one of many matrilinear Chamorro clans on Guam. Her great grandmother was a Mendiola who married a Benavente. Her grandfather Benavente had a Mendiola cousin who married a Manibusan. Her Benavente mother … Continue reading

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Guam 2015: Easter in Sinajana

Sinajana is a little village in Guam up in the hills not too far from Tumon Bay. It’s where my wife grew up and where her sister Mary raised her nine kids. Well, Mary died several years ago and her … Continue reading

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Guam 2015 and MM 2-18: Boat on the Beach

It was about an hour before sunset and we were strolling along Tumon Beach near the Reef Hotel when we came across these guys hauling their boat up on the beach. No more sailing today. Dinnertime. Good idea. So we … Continue reading

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Guam 2015: Breakfast at Pika’s Cafe in Tamuning

We ate breakfast inside our hotel on most of the 13 mornings we spent on Guam in April. But we ventured out a few times. Once we walked a block to a crowded Eggs ‘n Things at the entrance to … Continue reading

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Guam 2015 and MM 2-16: A Taste of Monochrome

We stayed at the Westin Resort on Guam for two weeks in April of this year and we had breakfast a few times at the hotel’s Taste restaurant. The Westin’s lobby is on the fifth floor and most of the … Continue reading

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Guam 2015 and MM 2-15: Tumon Bay in Monochrome

In my previous posting I showed a few photos I took one day last April from the Fiesta Resort on Tumon Bay. In some of those photos I was facing north and the views showed the Nikko Hotel and Two … Continue reading

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Guam 2015: A Tropical Itch and a Tale of Two Hotels

Back in the day there were two hotels on Tumon Bay: The Hilton and a Japanese hotel named the Dai Ichi. The Hilton opened up in 1972 and we went there several times that year to listen to our favorite … Continue reading

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