Guam Hilton Hotel
View from the Guam Hilton Hotel Pool side at night.
Guam is a small island owned by the USA in the Micronesia archipelago.
It is a 3 hours flight from Tokyo, right at the south of Japan.
A big part of Guam is taken by the US Army bases Guam being a strategic position for the South East Asia access.
Guam PIC pool & beach
Pigo Catholic Cemetery Statuary at night
Night-time view of the beautiful Pigo Catholic Cemetery
The Latte of Freedom is Guam's version of the Statue of Liberty. It was built in 1976.
View of Fish Eye Marine Park and Asan Beach from Asan Ridge atop a WWII Japanese Pill Box
This location is a short hike from Pagat Cave, which, in turn, is a short hike from Highway 15 (the t...
Pagat Cave is a flank margin cave, created by the mixing of fresh and salty groundwater that eventual...
Beach on Naval Base Guam near the end of the Orote Peninsula. This is accessible by kayak or by hikin...
In the jungle near the Orote Archaeology Site on Naval Base Guam, accessible via Spanish Steps. About...
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.