Taiwan is a stunning island paradise not to be missed during your Pacific assignment. Taoyuan International Airport is a little over 2.5 hours from Seoul or 3 hours from Tokyo, making it an attractive weekend destination for those stationed in Korea and Japan.
In ancient CHamoru society, women were often tasked with weaving everyday items such as lidded bags (balakbagk) for carrying tools, small, rectangular baskets (kottot) used for gifting rice, and fans and hats that guarded against the noon heat.
Although residents of Guam know Tumon as the tourism sector, filled with luxury shopping, dining, and hotels piercing the sky, it’s also home to sites that hold rich and impactful histories like many other villages on Guam.
As the thick heat and smoke from fiery grills makes its wispy way into a moonlit sky before finally dissipating, small crowds of people become increasingly dense as they congregate and form lines full of anticipation next to open air stalls selling everything from jewelry, clothing, art, food, and an uncountable array of merchandise.