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  • Have been to GUAM PIC..I am back..

    Hi all~~

    I have been Guam PIC for 5days with my girl friend and my friend couple...

    It was a great and beautiful place. The food is good...
    Here is some pic...

    and last day I have experienced the program named dolphin watching...

    I went where dolphin lived and saw some dolphins...Wow very cute and

    beautiful...They follow our boat as if they waana to play with us...

    And we have play snorkeling. It is my first time.

    After We got some free lesson in PIC, went to sea ,and play snorkeling...

    There were many damsels.wrasses,orange shoulder tangs, chromises...

    Very beautiful.....

    Here is me and my girlfriend...

  • #2
    You both look like you had a great time! Nice pictures!!


    • #3
      Hi Vince, WOW, just great the photo of your girlfriend & you you both look comfortable in the water Bob
      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


      • #4
        Thanks for sharing Vince. It's nice to see a picture of you. It looks like a beautiful place and a lot of fun.


        • #5
          looks like a lot of fun, where is it located ?


          • #6
            Very nice place. Did u snorkel at any reefs there?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Heinz
              looks like a lot of fun, where is it located ?

              Guam is east of the Philipenes.


              • #8
                Originally posted by OUinLA
                Guam is east of the Philipenes.
                An American giving a European geography lessons, now I've seen it all
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                • #9

                  It was very good time...and wanna go to Guam again if possible...

                  and Next time, I wanna have a scuba lesson..



                  • #10
                    Vince, it definite looks like you two have enjoyed your trip. Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures.



                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Orion76
                      An American giving a European geography lessons, now I've seen it all
                      i guess, i can blam it on Canada, need to get back to Germany


                      • #12

                        Introduction Guam
                        Guam was ceded to the US by Spain in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installation on the island is one of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.
                        Geography Guam Top of Page
                        Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines
                        Geographic coordinates:
                        13 28 N, 144 47 E
                        Map references:
                        total: 549 sq km
                        land: 549 sq km
                        water: 0 sq km
                        Area - comparative:
                        three times the size of Washington, DC
                        Land boundaries:
                        0 km
                        125.5 km
                        Maritime claims:
                        territorial sea: 12 nm
                        exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
                        tropical marine; generally warm and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season from January to June, rainy season from July to December; little seasonal temperature variation
                        volcanic origin, surrounded by coral reefs; relatively flat coralline limestone plateau (source of most fresh water), with steep coastal cliffs and narrow coastal plains in north, low hills in center, mountains in south
                        Elevation extremes:
                        lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
                        highest point: Mount Lamlam 406 m
                        Natural resources:
                        fishing (largely undeveloped), tourism (especially from Japan)
                        Land use:
                        arable land: 9.09%
                        permanent crops: 16.36%
                        other: 74.55% (2001)
                        Irrigated land:
                        Natural hazards:
                        frequent squalls during rainy season; relatively rare, but potentially very destructive typhoons (June - December)
                        Environment - current issues:
                        extirpation of native bird population by the rapid proliferation of the brown tree snake, an exotic, invasive species
                        Geography - note:
                        largest and southernmost island in the Mariana Islands archipelago; strategic location in western North Pacific Ocean
                        People Guam Top of Page
                        168,564 (July 2005 est.)
                        Age structure:
                        0-14 years: 29.4% (male 25,645/female 23,887)
                        15-64 years: 64.1% (male 55,115/female 52,935)
                        65 years and over: 6.5% (male 5,157/female 5,825) (2005 est.)
                        Median age:
                        total: 28.38 years
                        male: 28.16 years
                        female: 28.61 years (2005 est.)
                        Population growth rate:
                        1.46% (2005 est.)
                        Birth rate:
                        19.03 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)
                        Death rate:
                        4.41 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)
                        Net migration rate:
                        0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)
                        Sex ratio:
                        at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
                        under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
                        15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
                        65 years and over: 0.88 male(s)/female
                        total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2005 est.)
                        Infant mortality rate:
                        total: 6.94 deaths/1,000 live births
                        male: 7.61 deaths/1,000 live births
                        female: 6.24 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)
                        Life expectancy at birth:
                        total population: 78.4 years
                        male: 75.34 years
                        female: 81.64 years (2005 est.)
                        Total fertility rate:
                        2.6 children born/woman (2005 est.)
                        HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
                        HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
                        HIV/AIDS - deaths:
                        noun: Guamanian(s)
                        adjective: Guamanian
                        Ethnic groups:
                        Chamorro 37.1%, Filipino 26.3%, other Pacific islander 11.3%, white 6.9%, other Asian 6.3%, other ethnic origin or race 2.3%, mixed 9.8% (2000 census)
                        Roman Catholic 85%, other 15% (1999 est.)
                        English 38.3%, Chamorro 22.2%, Philippine languages 22.2%, other Pacific island languages 6.8%, Asian languages 7%, other languages 3.5% (2000 census)
                        definition: age 15 and over can read and write
                        total population: 99%
                        male: 99%
                        female: 99% (1990 est.)
                        Government Guam Top of Page
                        Country name:
                        conventional long form: Territory of Guam
                        conventional short form: Guam
                        local long form: Guahan
                        Dependency status:
                        organized, unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between Guam and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior
                        Government type:
                        Hagatna (Agana)
                        Administrative divisions:
                        none (territory of the US)
                        none (territory of the US)
                        National holiday:
                        Discovery Day, first Monday in March (1521)
                        Organic Act of 1 August 1950
                        Legal system:
                        modeled on US; US federal laws apply
                        18 years of age; universal; US citizens, but do not vote in US presidential elections
                        Executive branch:
                        chief of state: President George W. BUSH of the US (since 20 January 2001); Vice President Richard B. CHENEY (since 20 January 2001)
                        head of government: Governor Felix P. P. CAMACHO (since 6 January 2003) and Lieutenant Governor Kaleo MOYLAN (since 6 January 2003)
                        cabinet: executive departments; heads appointed by the governor with the consent of the Guam legislature
                        elections: US president and vice president elected on the same ticket for a four-year term; governor and lieutenant governor elected on the same ticket by popular vote for four-year term; election last held 5 November 2002 (next to be held November 2006)
                        election results: Felix P. P. CAMACHO elected governor; percent of vote - Felix P. P. CAMACHO (Republican Party) 55.4%, Robert A. UNDERWOOD (Democratic Party) 44.6%
                        Legislative branch:
                        unicameral Legislature (15 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms)
                        elections: last held 2 November 2004 (next to be held November 2006)
                        election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - Democratic Party 6, Republican Party 9
                        note: Guam elects one nonvoting delegate to the US House of Representatives; election last held 2 November 2004 (next to be held November 2006); results - Madeleine BORDALLO (Democratic Party) was elected as delegate; percent of vote by party - Democratic Party 64.6%, Republican Party 35.4%; seats by party - Democratic Party 1


                        • #13
                          Judicial branch:
                          Federal District Court (judge is appointed by the president); Territorial Superior Court (judges appointed for eight-year terms by the governor)
                          Political parties and leaders:
                          Democratic Party [leader Michael PHILLIPS]; Republican Party (controls the legislature) [leader Philip J. FLORES]
                          Political pressure groups and leaders:
                          International organization participation:
                          Interpol (subbureau), IOC, UPU
                          Diplomatic representation in the US:
                          none (territory of the US)
                          Diplomatic representation from the US:
                          none (territory of the US)
                          Flag description:
                          territorial flag is dark blue with a narrow red border on all four sides; centered is a red-bordered, pointed, vertical ellipse containing a beach scene, outrigger canoe with sail, and a palm tree with the word GUAM superimposed in bold red letters; US flag is the national flag
                          Economy Guam Top of Page
                          Economy - overview:
                          The economy depends on US military spending, tourism, and the export of fish and handicrafts. Total US grants, wage payments, and procurement outlays amounted to $1 billion in 1998. Over the past 20 years, the tourist industry has grown rapidly, creating a construction boom for new hotels and the expansion of older ones. More than 1 million tourists visit Guam each year. The industry had recently suffered setbacks because of the continuing Japanese slowdown; the Japanese normally make up almost 90% of the tourists. Most food and industrial goods are imported. Guam faces the problem of building up the civilian economic sector to offset the impact of military downsizing.
                          purchasing power parity - $3.2 billion (2000 est.)
                          GDP - real growth rate:
                          GDP - per capita:
                          purchasing power parity - $21,000 (2000 est.)
                          GDP - composition by sector:
                          agriculture: 7%
                          industry: 15%
                          services: 78% (2002 est.)
                          Population below poverty line:
                          23% (2001 est.)
                          Household income or consumption by percentage share:
                          lowest 10%: NA
                          highest 10%: NA
                          Inflation rate (consumer prices):
                          0% (1999 est.)
                          Labor force:
                          60,000 (2000 est.)
                          Labor force - by occupation:
                          private 74% (industry 10%, trade 24%, other services 40%), federal and territorial government 26% (2000 est.)
                          Unemployment rate:
                          15% (2000 est.)
                          revenues: $340 million
                          expenditures: $445 million, including capital expenditures of NA (2000 est.)
                          Agriculture - products:
                          fruits, copra, vegetables; eggs, pork, poultry, beef
                          US military, tourism, construction, transshipment services, concrete products, printing and publishing, food processing, textiles
                          Industrial production growth rate:
                          Electricity - production:
                          835 million kWh (2002)
                          Electricity - consumption:
                          776.6 million kWh (2002)
                          Electricity - exports:
                          0 kWh (2002)
                          Electricity - imports:
                          0 kWh (2002)
                          Oil - production:
                          0 bbl/day (2001 est.)
                          Oil - consumption:
                          20,000 bbl/day (2001 est.)
                          Oil - exports:
                          Oil - imports:
                          $38 million f.o.b. (2002 est.)
                          Exports - commodities:
                          mostly transshipments of refined petroleum products; construction materials, fish, food and beverage products
                          Exports - partners:
                          Japan 55.4%, South Korea 27.3%, Singapore 7.1% (2004)
                          $462 million f.o.b. (2002 est.)
                          Imports - commodities:
                          petroleum and petroleum products, food, manufactured goods
                          Imports - partners:
                          Singapore 43%, Japan 20.6%, South Korea 16%, Hong Kong 9.8% (2004)
                          Debt - external:
                          Economic aid - recipient:
                          Guam receives large transfer payments from the US Federal Treasury ($143 million in 1997) into which Guamanians pay no income or excise taxes; under the provisions of a special law of Congress, the Guam Treasury, rather than the US Treasury, receives federal income taxes paid by military and civilian Federal employees stationed in Guam (2001 est.)
                          US dollar (USD)
                          Currency code:
                          Exchange rates:
                          the US dollar is used
                          Fiscal year:
                          1 October - 30 September
                          Communications Guam Top of Page
                          Telephones - main lines in use:
                          84,134 (2001)
                          Telephones - mobile cellular:
                          32,600 (2001)
                          Telephone system:
                          general assessment: modern system, integrated with US facilities for direct dialing, including free use of 800 numbers
                          domestic: modern digital system, including cellular mobile service and local access to the Internet
                          international: country code - 1-671; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean); submarine cables to US and Japan (Guam is a trans-Pacific communications hub for MCI, Sprint, AT&T, IT&E, and GTE, linking the US and Asia)
                          Radio broadcast stations:
                          AM 4, FM 7, shortwave 2 (2003)
                          Television broadcast stations:
                          5 (1997)
                          Internet country code:
                          Internet users:
                          50,000 (2002)
                          Transportation Guam Top of Page
                          total: 977 km
                          paved: 962 km
                          unpaved: 15 km (2004)
                          Ports and harbors:
                          Apra Harbor
                          5 (2004 est.)
                          Airports - with paved runways:
                          total: 4
                          over 3,047 m: 2
                          2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
                          914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2004 est.)
                          Airports - with unpaved runways:
                          total: 1
                          under 914 m: 1 (2004 est.)
                          Military Guam Top of Page
                          Military - note:
                          defense is the responsibility of the US
                          Transnational Issues Guam Top of Page
                          Disputes - international:

                          This page was last updated on 28 July, 2005


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by fkadir
                            Very nice place. Did u snorkel at any reefs there?
                            I am not sure...but I remembered that it was near agana harbor...



                            • #15
                              Thnx, HRT Guam looks to be about the size of Klaus's tank Bob
                              "There might be something to this ZEOvit"