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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Food discoveries that are Sooo Pinoy

What is Filipino cuisine? The people behind the movement Sooo Pinoy took us to around Metro Manila to taste the best of Pinoy food.

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Adarna’s Bicol Express

Sooo Pinoy feeds your national pride through the appreciation of Filipino cuisine. Thru Sooo Pinoy, you will learn more about the history of Pinoy food and discover where to find the best Filipino restaurants for these dishes. Ang sarap maging Pinoy!

Sooo Pinoy’s purpose is to feed every Pinoy’s love for Filipino food by providing information about the most popular Pinoy dishes and helping diners identify the top Filipino restaurants in the country.

Source: Sooo Pinoy Facebook page

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Varekai in Manila

It was an invite that was very hard to turn down. Nevermind that there was a typhoon, nevermind that it would make me late for work, I will not pass up the chance to watch Varekai. Of course, getting to watch it for free, bring along two friends and get to take pictures of the performers (a big no-no in any Cirque du Soleil show), sealed the deal.

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Fall of Icarus

Varekai is just one of 19 Cirque du Soleil shows in 2011. Premiered in 2002, it has since toured around the world to more than 15 different countries and 60 cities to an audience of over 6 million. The show is currently touring Asia, with Manila as one of its stop.
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