Archbishop Felixberto C. Flores Statue

Situated at a prime location on the route between Tumon and Guam Premier Outlets stands a statue of Archbishop Felixberto C. Flores. You can’t miss it. Born in 1921, Flores was the first archbishop of Guam. He died in 1985. This statue was paid for/erected by the local Filipino community. And it’s quite impressive. He faces the village of Tumon, with a commanding view of … Continue reading Archbishop Felixberto C. Flores Statue

Snake Island? Not so much.

When we first learned that we’d be moving to Guam, cursory research turned up a lot of articles on the Brown Tree Snake and how the island is “overrun” with them. Not so much. I’m not here to dispute the fact that this invasive species has pretty much decimated the local bird population or to suggest what should be done about it. What I am … Continue reading Snake Island? Not so much.

It’s a jungle out there

When you’re coming to Guam for any length of time, it’s a good idea to hook up with somebody who has base privileges. Reports vary, but it’s estimated the U.S. military controls about 30% of the land here. There are two major military bases and several smaller installations. As a civilian, you won’t be able to get there by yourself. While all the beaches/swimming spots … Continue reading It’s a jungle out there