Hamamoto Fruit World

Hamamoto Fruit World is a tourist attraction on the island of Guam.

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It’s really geared towards Japanese tourists, but anyone is welcome.

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I am a real lover of plants, and I thought it was exciting to get the chance to learn more about the plants that live on the equator.

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The park it basically a long, looping road.

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You can use your own car, or you can take the park shuttle.

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I recommend taking your own car. That way you can take as long as you want to see things.

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We actually ended up stopping and getting out of the car a lot, so we could have a closer look at the plants.

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In particular the coffee plants (above) were fascinating to my husband. He loves coffee.

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Of course, I like the agave, since that is what is used to make tequila.

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The park is located off route 16, and the road there is a little rough.

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Once you get there, you can enjoy the small garden before doing the looping drive.

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Also, there are places to take picture with the very of the center of the island.

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You will see all kinds of flowers, bushes, and trees.

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My favorite is the ginger. The plants are beautiful, and they come in red, pink, and white.

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Ginger is used as a spice, but it can also be used in tea.

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Some of the best fruit on Guam is the Dragon Fruit and Mango, but we also have star fruit and other exciting things you don’t find outside the tropics.

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Hamamoto fruit world is a wonderful place to see what kind of plants live in “Zone Nine,” or the equator.

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We also have pineapple, wax apple, herbs for tea, and all sorts of other exciting things.

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Remember sunscreen, since there are places to get out and walk.

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When you pay, you will get a small information packet so you can identify the fruits.

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It was $3 per person to tour the place, so it’s certainly the most affordable thing to do on Guam.

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It’s fun trying to figure out what plant goes with what picture.

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Some I had seen before. For example, coconuts and bread fruit grow all over the island.

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Other plants, like the sugar apples, were new to me.

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Before you leave, be sure to stop at the gift shop.

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They make their own honey, Popsicles, and other products from the fruits in the park.

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Plan on spending about an hour there, although you could spend all day if you really like plants!

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Sedona, Arizona

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I was talking to a friend about places to go in Arizona to get out of town. She lives in Phoenix and sometimes she gets tired of being in the city. I was thinking about some of my favorite places when I lived there.

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When I think of my favorite places, Sedona always comes up. There is a little place inside a box canyon called Enchantment Resort, and I have stayed there several times.

It’s a tucked away outside of town in a box canyon, and it’s just such a peaceful, stunning place to take a vacation.

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It doesn’t matter what time of year you go. I think Fall is best because the hiking trails behind the resort have some trees that change color.

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However, it’s a wonderful place to go any time.

Sedona has a wonderful arts scene, and there are lots of galleries to enjoy. There are pink jeep tours, and nature trails all over the place.

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Plus, I think the red rocks are some of the most stunning scenery I have ever seen, of all the places I have been on Earth.

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Of course, not having a DSLR, my humble cell phone pictures can’t begin to convey how beautiful it really is. Even with a real camera, it’s not the same as seeing it in person.

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All I am saying is, if you are in Phoenix and need a break, it’s an amazing place to take one.

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