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Chamorro Village.

July 5, 2011

When visiting Italy for the first time over 15 years ago, I was introduced to mercado.  A weekly market consisting of stalls of all manner of goods, mercado was a a celebration of both culture and capitalism.

Guam has a parallel…Chamorro Village.

http://www.dca.guam.gov/OurDivisions/ChamorroVillage/tabid/3031/Default.aspx

 

Held every Wednesday evening around sunset in downtown Hagatna, Chamorro Village is the high point of island life.

You’re getting the backside of the island dancers, as getting the frontside was impossible.

The place was packed – as usual.

One of the big draws of the Village is something I refer to as ‘crap-on-a-stick’, or street food.

Actually, it’s cheap and quite tasty.

Another draw are knicky-knacky thingumbobs…

table

after table

of stuff no one needs but buys anyway.

We ate at the Jamaican Grill,  http://www.jamaicangrill.com/flash/index.html and had a dinner which couldn’t be beat.  I had a hamburger which was a dead ringer for the World Famous Big Chief Burger http://duggansirishpub.com/ so now I can get a taste of home in the middle of Chamorro madness.

The Pheebs liked it, too.

Another neat day on an island halfway around the world!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2011 10:54 pm

    way too many shiny things for the pheebs there, what ever will you do?

  2. dangerboyandpixie permalink*
    July 6, 2011 12:25 am

    It’s easy. She buys them – then sends them off to you.

    She’s got a package going to Alicia on the table as I write this.

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