GuamGuam is a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  It is part of an island chain called Micronesia, but it is also an unincorporated territory of the United States.

Just 30 miles long and between 8 and 11 miles wide, it has a population of about 150,000.

The Marianas Trench, the deepest trench in the ocean floor, borders Guam on the eastern side.  When measuring from the bottom of the trench to the top of the highest point on Guam, you get the world’s tallest mountain:  Humuyong Manglo.

The native people of Guam are the Chamorros.  In their language “Hafa Adai” means “hello.”

Many tropical fruits can be found on Guam, including papaya, mangos, bananas, coconuts, guavas and limes. 

Ferdinand Magellan landed on Guam March 6, 1521, sailing under the Spanish Flag.  Guam still has the remains of Spanish forts on its coasts today.

Latte stones are unique to the Marianas archipelago.  They were huge stone supports for the ancient Chamorro houses.  Now they are monuments to a culture that thrived and survived on its own before any connection with the East or West became reality. 

Guam is a major tourist destination for Koreans, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Australians, and therefore it is multicultural and diverse in languages and cuisines.