Brian and I love the compound that we live on in Saipan. It is a big compound located on top of Navy Hill and we have lots of shade trees to keep us cool from the year-round Saipan heat. There are about 7 or 8 other houses on our compound and we have American, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and local neighbors. It's pretty unique and has been really cool getting to know our neighbors.
This is the view from a field near our house. It looks out over Garapan, Saipan's tourist district, and onto the ocean.
Living up on a hill equals an ocean breeze, and lately we have been sleeping with our windows open and our air condition off. It feels a little humid that way, but saves us a lot on our electricity bill (Saipan's electricity costs about twice as much as electricity in the states... we try to leave our air condition off as much as we can.)
Sam loves the land around our house where she can run around. We have a few other dogs that roam around on the compound that she tries to play with, but they are usually "too cool" for her, and nip at her when she tries to play with them :) Guess she'll just have to stick with her dog park buddies!