As a lifestyle reporter, I was told by my editor that the best way to familiarize myself with the island’s local culture was to just attend the festivities as soon as possible. As in, “BOOM, you’re here, now go eat some keleguan.”
Just kidding. But in the first week of my arrival I was assigned to attend a traditional fiesta in one of the island’s southern villages (which did include keleguan).
We ended up turning it into a first-person account of what it’s like for a new person on Guam to experience his or her first fiesta.