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Helumoa (historical)

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  • Day76

    Tag 75 Ohau / Honululu

    June 24, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    Wie oft kann man sich verlieben? Denn schon wieder bin ich aufs Neue verliebt in einen Ort. Entweder liebe ich einfach alles oder das Leben liebt mich und zeigt mir die tollsten Orte der Welt. Wir sind nun in Oahu angekommen. Haben eine Wohnug im 25. Stock mit Blick auf den Waikiki Beach. Honolulu hat einfach alles zu bieten. Strand, surfen, tolle Restaurants und Bars und ein Shoppingparadies schlechthin. Für mich wird es wahrscheinlich ziemlich schwierig werden, all den Shops zu widerstehen. Da das Gepäck beim Flug nicht inbegriffen ist, zahlen wir pro Kg🙄.
    Nun geniessen wir einen fantastischen Abend mit meinem Onkel🍷🥂🍻
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  • Day21

    Zurück in Honolulu

    August 17, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Heute checken wir in aller Ruhe aus dem Hotel aus, bringen den Mietwagen zurück und lassen uns zum Flughafen bringen. Natürlich sind wir viel zu früh am Flughafen. Eine gute Stunde warten wir auf unseren Flug mit Mokulele. Wir bekommen wieder ein 10-Passagiere Flugzeug und haben so gleich noch einen Sightseeingflug.

    Das kurzfristig gebuchte Shuttle Hawaii23 holt uns pünktlich an und bringt uns zum Coconut Waikiki. Hier geht unsere Glückssträhne weiter und unser Zimmer ist bereits bezugsfertig. Wir 'gewöhnen' uns ein wenig ein und machen uns dann wieder auf den Weg.

    Als erstes gibt es ein 'kleines', spätes Mittagessen in einer erstklassigen Pokebar. Schade, dass wir die nicht schon eher entdeckt haben.
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  • Day3

    Day 3

    August 20, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 26 °C

    Had to check out by 11. We walked down to have brunch in town.

    Everyone suggested this crowded fish place. Yuck. Horrified.
    Me and Jo were miserable but to weak to speak 😂
    Easier to keep the peace.
    So I had some corn chips.

    I wanted a magnet from both the islands we will visit so I looked for a Maui one - couldn’t any that said Maui that I loved so I went with a hula girl cause i can’t imagine I’ll see much if any in Honolulu so it will remain a uniquely Maui experience.
    It was stupidly humid so we went to sit in a park. The trees were fucked. I don’t understand.
    They joined at the branched ( drawing example in other journal)
    Cathy and Scott were on a different plane so they headed to the airport before us - the rest of us went and played cards at a Resturant under their fans. 🤗
    We played big 2.
    Pierce taught everyone but he plays differently to me but close enough. I prefer my version cause you don’t have to remove as much, you just have to copy.
    We all won some games. Kate was so confused though and tried to play like 10 cards at once - they were all in order ie 5,6,7,8,9,10,J,Q,K 😂😂😂

    We then walked back to the hotel to get our bags as get an Uber to the airport. Uber dude got lost and time was getting on but we made it with plenty to spare.
    Before this though I found a cat and gave it pats. A real highlight.

    Maui is ugly lol.
    Apart from the coast line the island looks like Tamworth.

    America is so serious about security!
    When doing the bag scans every single person also has to do the 3 second body scan inside the machine which takes serious time. Lucky the line was short.
    Gotta take shoes off too.
    Smelt like feet.

    The plane ride was quick but I did not like our landing. Came in fucking sidewards and bounced off the runway. My stomach dropped and I had a panic flutter and grabbed the seat in front.
    Main point is didn’t die. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

    It was an unexpectedly long car ride to the hotel. Granted lots of traffic but still longer than I thought.
    A lot of the neighborhoods looked like scenes taken straight from forensic files. Poor families in concrete community housing with kids playing ball games behind fences.
    Not the usual advertised “look” of Hawaii.

    Checked in to the hotel and had a look around. Our pool is crap. Gutted. That was my only request. Sonali is gutted there isn’t a bar but there is one a few doors down so that’s something.
    Our room is great. Very spacious.
    People wanted showers before dinner so that was done then off we went.
    We tried a few places but the lines were outrageous. The Cheesecake Factory line was over and hour. It was more like a palace than a dinner. Nothing like on Big Bang theory.
    We ended up at some pizza place.
    Good food. Good company.
    Me and Jo were starving and getting super shitty so I would rate highly almost anything given to me at that point.
    #bestfoodever.

    Was gonna go to Walmart with Jo and Pierce but the Uber site was being a dick so I just went home. They bought me some peanut butter cups though 😬😬🤗🤗
    Went to their room to collect them and booked a turtle snorkeling tour for tomorrow.

    I FaceTimed Will and caught up on written journal.
    Sonali was bored so she went out. She got home at like 5:30am.
    Crazy lady. She had a good night though 🙃
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  • Day17

    Waikīkī

    March 20, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    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

  • Day6

    Day 6

    August 23, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Me and Sonali woke up at 5am to try get in early to book a pearl harbour cruise for 8:45am that day.
    They were full so we went back to bed haha - going tomorrow instead.

    We went to the same resturant as dinner last night so Sonali could have some more of their clam chowder. Our waiter was so bouncy. Its the first time I didn’t feel aggressive about leaving a tip.
    I got some pizza/soup deal. Was tasty.

    I went back to the hotel to chill for a bit before we all (Jo, Pierce and Sonali) headed to the Waikiki aquarium. Caught an Uber even though it’s only 3km. Too hot for that shit. My earlobes are sweating.
    $12 to enter which I reckon is more than reasonable.
    They had some great displays.
    Lots of fluro colored fish and bright reefs.
    I bloody love seahorses.
    Favourite animal was an octopus though. He was a total cranky puss. Kept on charging at the glass trying to attack Sonali.
    I love their sucker feet.

    If I ever win the lottery, my first order of business is to buy a house and install a big ass aquarium wall.

    There was an outside section so their was a sunscreen stand. Crappy honey textured sunscreen. 😭 so thick it won’t rub in. 😭

    Their was a seal having a jolly swim.
    Small aquarium but I still really enjoyed it!

    We got an Uber to a bar near the beach.
    Happy hour time 🎉
    We ordered mango daiquiris for $5 and they were delicious! I couldn’t taste the alcohol!

    We played big 2 to pass a couple hours.
    It was a great afternoon.

    We then headed next door to do a twilight tour at the zoo - cost $20 so I thought sure why not.

    Our guide was wearing leopards print leggings and clown shoes.
    We had a miscommunication over the word frangipani. He called the tree a plumeria tree and told us to stand under it.
    Looking at us like we retarded cause we didn’t know which tree.

    So tour was shit but the others didn’t seem to think it was that bad?
    I’m more disappointed than anything. I want to learn things but how can I expect a super in depth tour when half the American people on tour are supposed a lion eats meat. 🙄🤦🏼‍♀️
    Also our guide was wrong on several occasions on being saying the lion was chuffing.
    Only tigers and snow/clouded leopards chuff.
    If I know this he should know this.

    I’d say 1/4 of the enclosures were closed which was lame. It also the guide kept skipping animals.
    We also stood around a lot. If we had walked and talked we couldn’t have seen everything.
    He also only showed the big show animals like lions and hippo - but skipped the porcupines and warthogs.

    Just really irked by the quality.

    I know I talk about Europe too much and it annoys people but it’s so hard not too. It has shaped my opinion on many many things and apart of the norm is to explain why you have an opinion - so often Europe related and I want to put my head in the dirt
    BUT MAN having been on a lotttttt of tours. Quality was POOR. 😂

    Went home to shower then we all went out for Chinese.
    Dickhead house keeping only made up Sonali’s bed.

    Loved the bow chow Min** the lettuce thing
    And the friend rice but the Mongolian beef was disappointing!

    Had a great time at the hotel alone watching tv and sampling peanut butter cups, beef jerky and lollies.

    Got a great night sleep for a change.
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  • Day5

    Hard Rock Café Honolulu

    November 5, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    An unserem letzten Abend in Honolulu geht es dann noch zum Hard Rock Café. Bewährte Burger in cooler Atmosphäre. Unser Kellner Brent hat uns direkt Tipps für das Essen auf Maui gegeben. Und einen kleinen Nachtisch aufs Haus zur Hochzeit gab es auch; Yummi!

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