BY LARA OZAKI
“Lush jungle forests. Peaceful, serene plains. Sparkling aqua blue water lapping the
shores. Beautiful cities of
coral hugging the reef. The Chamorros, a friendly native people to barter with a crew in need of fresh food and water in order to survive their journey. All these met Ferdinand Magellan on the 6th of March 1521 when he encountered the tropical island of Guam in the Western Pacific as he was sailing around the globe under the flag of King Charles I of Spain. After meeting the Chamorros that first night in Guam, Magellan dreamt . . .
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