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Anguilla

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue – wedding bells immediately come to mind, but what about Anguilla? As fierce consumerism devours many hot places in the Caribbean, this time very little limestone in the sea has so far maintained its menagerie charming clapboard shacks (something old), while in weaving stunning vacation properties silence (something new) in the mixture. Visitors will discover a cultural melting pot (something borrowed), created along stunning beaches (very blue).

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One of the most interesting things about Anguilla is small it is difficult to decide whether the island is grossly underestimated or actually earns more noise than it deserves. Proponents cite the lack of restoration of development on neighboring islands (without casinos, nightclubs, etc.), and a serious local environment remains intact. But on the other hand, the extreme price hikes have made ​​the island twice the risk of St. Bartholomew for the jet in September

While the debate will undoubtedly rage in the coming years, most agree that the best feature of the island (besides the sea oh-so-blue) is its malleability – Anguilla is a blank canvas, allowing visitors to design any type of vacation they want. Those looking for opulence and privacy can rent one of the many villas trails, while those looking to immerse themselves headlong into the sandy island culture is satiated with cold beer, reggae rhythms and evening meetings about smoky barbecues . And what is more satisfying than the discovery of a hidden local shelter that serves fresh lobster and a big smile for half the price of big-name joints down the street?

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Guam

As the most populated island of Micronesia, Guam is so “cosmopolitan” as it gets, so it cops a lot of the attitude of the Pacific snobs who believe that no “real island culture.” Sure, the American accents are everywhere (which is an unincorporated territory of the United States and many households in Guam flying the U.S. flag) and the Chamorro language is not spoken as widely as it used to be. And if you never stray from Tumon Bay – the island’s dazzling tax-free shopping and accommodation center – then no doubt you will feel much better (or less) overwhelmed.

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But the island is currently in the process of retooling itself. Tourism officials talk about “product of Guam” as (not that American influence) needs a complete overhaul of its current status as a Pacific theme park for Japanese tourists. There may come a day soon when Chamorro culture (long subsumed by various invasions and occupations) is promoted above all, with a greater focus on local food and the fascinating stories behind many of the people.

You can do your bit for the escape Tumon, exposed to the best of Guam, and then spread the word. The island, although Micronesia largest, is small enough to explore in a day or two. The south is a place to visit, with its kaleidoscope of rural people asleep, history, breathtaking waterfalls and pristine beaches. The north is mainly in the hands of the U.S. military Base Andersen, but still, still contains the Ritidian point, a stretch of coastline, simply sublime, with palm trees, blue waters and golden sands.
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Along the way, chat with the locals proud we are working hard to restore their culture and you discover a real community with a warm and welcoming attitude towards foreigners.