Well, I’m back from visiting my best friend of 26 years in Guam! This was my second time visiting Guam, the first being back in 2004. With a more mature mindset, I was able to appreciate Guam this time, and I enjoyed every single minute with my bestie. Unfortunately, tropical Guam decided to give me rain every single day of my trip, and Typhoon Lan also started nearby, and it gave me an idea of what a true tropical storm/typhoon felt like! Weather aside, I had a wonderful time with my bestie, where we both ate fantastic food, went on a super shopping spree, and relaxed with a fabulous facial!
My flight to Guam went well without any issues, but I was super impatient to arrive there! Bestie and I reunited in the airport, and we checked into my first hotel at Days Inn. It was a decent budget hotel, and it would be my home for the next few days.
For dinner, we went to Proa, where I had their calamari rings, hibachi chicken with red rice, and their amazing taro cheesecake. After dinner, we checked out The Galleria by DFS, where I visited my first Kate Spade store! We also checked out the Plaza for these two soap stores. We ended my first night at Dusit Gourmet, a coffee shop in Dusit Thani Hotel.
Bestie and I had brunch at Fuji Ichiban, which has the best yakisoba ever. We stopped by this coffee shop in Acanta Mall, where I saw a bunch of boys playing Super Smash Bros., and my gaming nerd in me squealed in delight. Our next stop was Agana Shopping Center, and I checked out their GameStop. I also met my bestie’s two dogs and kitty at her place! We did more retail therapy by visiting Micronesia Mall. I found some decent clothes at Macy’s at a great discount.
We ate at King’s Restaurant, a local diner, and I was introduced to tinaktak. It is a meat dish cooked in coconut milk or cream, and it was delicious, but too meat heavy. I had my first acai bowl there!
To end our night, we went to Top of the Reef, a bar in Guam Reef & Olive Spa Resort. There, I had a tiki latte cocktail.
I checked out of Days Inn, and we went to Linda’s Coffee Shop, another local diner, for brunch. Bestie recommended their corned beef fried rice (OMG, it was sinfully delicious), and we also had the Portuguese sausage fried rice, lumpia, and hash brown.
We checked out Ture Cafe for some coffee, and I took advantage of the small reprieve in the nasty weather to get some photos of the beach outside there.
I managed to check out one place on my list for sightseeing — War in the Pacific National Historical Park — also known as the “One Missile Park”. We actually discovered another smaller missile with the one missile, so we dubbed this park as the “One-and-a-Half Missile Park”, haha! Anyway, I came here to satisfy the WWII history buff in me.
We checked out the “rocky” beach. In the second beach photo, that misty area in the background is the Tumon Bay Hotel District getting rained on. Here, we took a normal selfie, and a crazy selfie. Unfortunately, it started to rain again, so we left before we could see more of this place.
Our next stop took us to Westin Resort, my second hotel. My room was a lot better, and I am glad I splurged on this place!
For dinner, Bestie introduced me to Pieology, and I had a really great vegan pizza! Love that I could request wheat crust! I requested vegan cheese, red sauce, basil, mushroom, olive, corn, onion, and spinach. It was super good! For dessert, we went to Cold Stone Yogurt Bar, and I had the Thai tea soft serve with a bunch of cookie dough. Then I checked out Ross at Guam Premier Outles. Our night ended with us having some wine at On the Rocks in Westin Resort.
I treated us to a special Hansik buffet at Taste in Westin. I had some decent Korean food that I didn’t know I’d been missing, haha! I fell in love with their walnut shrimp. We bought some pastries at Patisserie PariSco, and then we spent a good chunk of our time at the Naval Base. We visited the Navy Exchange and did some shopping.
I checked out the coffee at Mix@ChaChaCha in my hotel. Then, because we were still full from the buffet earlier, we spent a quiet evening in my hotel room with this wonderful wine that Bestie introduced to me, along with some munchies.
We went to Pika’s Cafe for brunch and ordered the marinated tofu bowl and this fabulous salmon tinaktak sandwich.
Next, we had coffee at the coffee shop in the Sheraton Laguna Resort, and I discovered it had great view with a neat place to walk around. Their “beach”, though, wasn’t exactly what I’d call a beach. It looked more like a cross between a muddy-rocky beach. Afterwards, we relaxed at Island Skin Spa with a facial, and it’s so far the best facial I’ve experienced!
For dinner, we checked out Prego in my hotel. Their lobster salad was amazeball, but their pasta and pizza weren’t that great. We then hit Kmart, JP Superstore, and Payless Supermarket for me to buy gifts for people back home.
After I checked out of Westin, we killed time by doing some errands Bestie needed to do. Then we experienced Prego’s afternoon tea. This was Bestie’s first time experiencing it, and she loved it! This was a pretty decent set! After, we returned to Micronesia Mall to kill more time.
Later, I chilled at Infusion Coffee & Tea for a bit while Bestie returned home to check on her dogs.
For dinner, we went to Carmen’s Cha Cha Cha, one of my friend’s sister’s partner’s restaurant. There we had the grilled vegetable quesidilla and shrimp taco. I was impressed with their taco!
We also wandered around Chamorro Village and saw its night market, which wasn’t as active as usual due to the crappy weather. I did see the coconut bloke, who acted so serious, but later showed us his silly side.
We stopped by the Tree Bar in the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa for some mojitos. We had our final meal together at Fuji Ichiban. I had their fried rice this time, which sucked unfortunately!
Finally, Bestie and I had to go to the airport. My leaving was quite bittersweet. I wasn’t ready to leave her yet! To distract myself, I did one last bit of shopping at the duty free shops in the airport. As a Visa Signature Card holder, I qualified for a 15% discount for anything I buy in there! I took advantage of that and bought me some L’Occitane products. Along with my Westin’s Heavenly Bath products, I accumulated a decent stash!
And that was the summary of my trip. Hope you all enjoyed my adventure!