Flying with Continental Airlines

One of the things that got me excited about going to Guam was the chance to try a new airline: Continental.

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Continental Airlines tail livery

In Manila, Continental Airlines use the old terminal, NAIA 1. Their check in counters are in the right side of the terminal. Business class passengers get access to the MIASCOR lounge, as well as eligible Star Alliance Gold members.
They can also use the Singapore SilverKris and KrisFlyer Lounges and THAI Royal Silk Lounge in NAIA 1.
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Fiesta Resort Guam

During our 5-day stay in Guam, we were billeted at the Fiesta Resort Guam. Located right at the heart of Tumon, the hotel has easy access to the fine white sand beach and turquoise waters of Tumon Bay. The drive from the airport only took 10 minutes and upon entering the lobby, our eyes were immediately drawn to the manicured lawn that stretched to the line of coconut trees upon the shore.

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Fiesta Resort Guam as seen from the poolside

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Things to do in Guam

Learn how to build a nipa hut

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A Chamoru building a nipa house

Want to know about the Chamoru culture? There’s no better way to learn about Guam’s indigenous people than at the Lina’La’ Chamorro Cultural Park. Here you can visit a recreated local village and experience how it was like to live in the island before it was colonized.
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Exploring Chamorro Cuisine

Chamorro cuisine is pretty basic and centers on key ingredients: meat, coconut and chilies. If you’re to attend a party in a Chamorro’s house, you’ll mostly likely to find the dining table heaving with platters of meat dishes, dishes with grated coconut or coconut milk, and they would be spicy (for some Chamorros, the spicier, the better).

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Chicken kelaguen with titiyas on the side

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Maila Ta Fan Boka Festival

The primary reason why I, along with fellow travel blogger Ivan of Ivan About Town, food nerd JJ of Pinoy Eats World and writer Angel of Travel Life, flew to Guam for 5 days last May was for the Maila Ta Fan Boka Festival. Meaning “come and let’s eat,” that’s exactly what we did in Guam.

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Victoria at the opening of the Maila Ta Fan Boka festival

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