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Helumoa (historical)

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  • Day17

    Waikīkī

    March 20, 2017 in the United States

    For our very late arrival we had a one-night reservation in a timeshare studio for an amazing $56 per night. This was just to fill in until we could check into our 1 bedroom condo at the Imperial Hawaii. In the morning we hauled our luggage down the street about 6 blocks to the Imperial. We're located in the centre of Waikiki just one block from the beach and are very pleased with our accommodation.

    Waikiki continues to attract Asian travellers and I'm estimating that they outnumber visitors from any other country, including mainland USA. Everything here is bilingual....English & Japanese. They obviously have money to spend because they are the only ones in the expensive designer shops, of which there are many. In contrast, I've been shopping at Ross Dress for Less where there is always a bargain!

    Day one we walked to the Ala Moana Centre, the world's largest open-air shopping centre with 340 stores and 80 restaurants. It was a pleasure to walk by all the luxury shops on our way to Walmart and Sam's Club to restock our food & wine supplies. The 5 km return trip was too much for John so we took a trolley home and he hasn't returned. He did enjoy going for lunch at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. where he feasted on 20 shrimp prepared 4 different ways. I've been walking to the Centre daily, mainly for the exercise, and have learned that lugging a bag full of groceries plus 2 bottles of wine 2.5 km is just too much!

    Every Friday night the Hilton Hotel has a 5 minute fireworks display that can be seen from the beach.
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  • Day17

    Waikīkī

    March 20, 2017 in the United States

    The beach is far more impressive than I remember from previous visits. The fine sand and turquoise water makes for a very enjoyable beach walk. The clear, warm water was refreshing although I heard on the news today that there was a box jellyfish warning. So maybe I won't be so quick to jump into the ocean this week! Oahu is John's least favourite island but on this trip he seems to be taking it in stride and is actually enjoying himself. Can you find him walking along the beach in the photo below? After a long afternoon walk I lingered on the beach to wait for the sunset. The beach was alive with people, music and an expressive hula dancer!Read more

  • Day22

    Prince Kuhio Day Parade

    March 25, 2017 in the United States

    John decided to sleep in today (suffering from vacation fatigue!) while I went to see the Prince Kuhio Day Parade. It was held one block away on Kalakaua Avenue and started at 10. Prince Kuhio Day celebrates the birth of the prince and is a state holiday. The parade was only one part of the long weekend festival of celebration. Schools and government offices are closed but it is business as usual in Waikiki. It was an excellent parade, complete with marching bands, horses (one of which came very close to where I was sitting on the curb!), hula dancers, and dignitaries. A great way to start my day.Read more

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