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Friday, July 26, 2002
International Airport, Yap, FSM to Tamunung, Guam
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Tamunung, Guam:
Latitude: 13° 28' 37" North
Longitude: 144° 45' 13" East
Altitude: 388 feet
From Seattle: 6110 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Airport Hotel Mai'Ana

Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Region: Guam
Route: Continental Micronesia flight 954: Yap - Palau - Guam
Path:International Airport, Yap, FSM - Tamunung, Guam
Linear:536 miles
Weather: Overcast / Rain / Overcast

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 44
Linear Dist: 9077
Countries Visited: 3
Regions Visited: 9
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Hotels: 15
Friends / Family: 22
Camping: 3
Transit: 1
Hospital: 2
Beers: 86

Journal Entry:
The plane landed in Guam about 4:30 AM. We had some trouble finding Sue as she was waiting for us (she sat up further in the plane) but we missed her. Finally she found us at her gate (where we were waiting). The good news was that it was a quick goodbye because her plane started loading - the bad news was that it was still goodbye. After Stacy and I went through immigration we tried to rent a car. Unfortunately due to the typhoon a couple weeks ago there are a ton of Red Cross and FEMA people around - and they have priority for cars - even if we'd had reservations we still wouldn't have gotten a car. After calling almost every rental agency on the island and talking to the tourist information people we gave up. The tourist info guy recommended us a cheaper nearby hotel and we caught the shuttle there. The hotel was ok, but they wouldn't let us check in until noon (or rather they wanted to charge us $6 and hour for every hour before then). One nice thing about the hotel was a free shuttle so we went into Tamunung proper and had breakfast at Shirley's (a popular Guam coffee shop chain).

After breakfast we started walking. Originally we were heading towards Tumon to an internet cafe but we took a wrong turn and ended up at a mall - not really a problem since we were mainly walking to waste time. There was a lot of minor storm damage (missing and broken trees mostly, but lots of down power lines and crooked telephone poles). At the mall we were just in time for the first movie showings (they started at 9:30) so we went to see Men In Black II. I was a big fan of the first movie and pretty much dragged Stacy into this one - unfortunately it wasn't nearly as good as the first one. After the movie we started walking again and eventually got back to the hotel and checked in. For diner we decided to go into Tumon for a steak. A huge meal later we hit an internet cafe.

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