G1: Yeah, the first six months, you can’t wait to get out of here. But then you start getting around and meeting really good people and you find out there’s a lot of really cool things about Guam. In a year you’ll be thinking about extending. Seriously.
I started a working list of links to Guam websites that might be useful to someone looking for information about the island. The link will always be at the top of this site next to the Contact link. I’ll update it as I come across more websites.
I’ve noticed a number of search engine referrals to this site by people trying to find out if there is a Walmart or Old Navy in Guam. To answer your question, there is no Walmart or Old Navy store in Guam. However, the Walmart and Old Navy online stores ship to Guam. Walmart won’t ship everything, though. I’ve purchased a lot of baby and kid things from Walmart.com and one of the nice things is I’ve always gotten the 97¢ shipping on items that qualified. I’ve tried buying furniture and beauty products that they would not ship to Guam (you don’t find out until you’re trying to check out).
There might not always be time to update your website, but there is always time to go swimming with a sea turtle. This photograph of me swimming with a turtle was shot by my dear friend Burt Sardoma for Island Time Magazine.
Swimming with a Guam sea turtle
We took a boat out past Orote Point and snorkeled near the Navy wall. I’m not sure if that is its official name but everyone seems to just call it the Navy wall. I felt truly special when this sea turtle allowed me to swim with him. And although he swam close enough for me to touch him, I respected his personal space and didn’t. He even surfaced a couple of times to take a breath right in front of me. It was one of the most remarkable experiences I’ve ever had in the open ocean.
I went skydiving a few days ago and even though it was my third jump ever, I have to say it doesn’t get old.
Freefalling over Guam
It was a beautiful day.
Skydive Guam was really quick to upload the video. I did my jump in the late afternoon and it was on YouTube a few hours later. It’s a nice feature because it saves you the trouble of ripping the video from your DVD and uploading it yourself.