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Kewalo Basin

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  • Day15

    Ala Moana Beach Park

    January 16, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Today is our last day on this island, tomorrow we‘ll start a new adventure on a new island.

    Oahu is a pretty interesting island...
    There is Honolulu, a big touristic modern city and on the other hand it has so many beautiful bays and a lot of hidden hikes and nearly untouched nature.
    Soo, you have both city and „the wild“😆

    For this last day we just chilled at the Ala Moana beach, not very interesting or exciting for snorkling or anything like that, but for relaxing and a refreshment from time to time it’s perfect😂

    In the evening back in out AirBnB we hunted some fu***** cockroaches.. I HATE THESE BUGS! They are just gross and crunchy🤮🤢🤮
    We had already 1 or 2 in this apartment but this one was one to much...
    Ohhh and one night i steped on one of these motherf**** it was absolutely disgusting and i nearly had a heart attack😫😂
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  • Day171


    June 21, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    Heute mussten wir unser Auto zurück bringen. Jetzt heisst es entweder laufen oder mit Uber fahren. Da das Wetter heute eher bewölkt war und nicht soo heiss, haben wir uns dazu entschieden am Pool zu relaxen. Auf einmal gings an zu schütten 🌧 und wir mussten es uns in unserem Airbnb gemütlich machen. Am Abend hatte es aufgehört und somit konnten wir zum Feuerwerk am Hilton Hotel gehen. Jeden Freitag findet ein 15 minütiges, grosses Feuerwerk statt. Wieviele 1000.- da drauf gehen mag ich gar nicht wissen😅🙈.
    Wir schlenderten noch durch die Stadt und gingen anschliessend nach Hause. Patrik hat heute endlich erfahren, dass er die Sportprüfung bestanden hat🥳. Ich habs ja gewusst🤷🏼‍♀️😉.
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  • Day2

    A Whole Decade

    October 20, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Exactly ten years ago tonight, at Vineyard's in Ottawa's Byward Market, I met the wonderful woman who would knock me off my feet, turn my world around and steal my heart. I knew from the moment I saw her that I had to share my life with her. She wasn't so certain at the outset, but she eventually came around to my way of thinking. Four years later, October 20, 2010 (20/10/2010 so we will never forget the date), we were married.

    Since that memorable first encounter, we've traveled the world, run marathons together, bought, renovated and sold properties, moved eleven times, changed jobs and eventually retired. We've gone through health crises together and adopted a vegan lifestyle. So much has changed over 10 years, yet my love for her has grown exponentially.

    Every year we celebrate our anniversary in a new location and this year it's Hawaii. We've had some very forgettable meals in some pretty fancy restaurants and some fabulous ones in little Mom 'n Pop greasy spoons. This year, Brenda did some pre-trip research and booked us a table at Chef Chai. She had emailed the Chef and asked if he could modify his tasting menu to accommodate our vegan diet. He promptly responded saying it would be no problem and even sent her a proposed menu for her approval.

    Of course, even the best reviews can be misleading and end up leaving diners with a less that satisfactory gastronomic experience. We've had that happen to us too many times to count. But on this occasion, Chef Chai rose to and exceeded our expectations.

    The meal started with complimentery tofu satay served with Thai peanut sauce, pita bread and a shaved cucumber salad. That was followed by a mushroom and truffle risotto arancini in a tomato basil sauce. Then came an eggplant souffle (not quite vegan as there was some cheese in it) also served with the tomato basil sauce. Both appetizers were delicious and left us wanting more. The main course was a beautifully prepared vegetable terrine sitting in a spicy green curry sauce. As exquisite on the palette as it was on the eye. Dessert was a vanilla mousse wrapped around a raspberry sorbet covered in white chocolate and plated on a raspberry and guava coulis. As a bonus, they presented us with a Happy Anniversary fruit plate. Service was outstanding and, by Honolulu standards, reasonably priced. I wouldn't hesitate recommending this restaurant to anyone visiting Honolulu.

    Happily, Brenda's research and efforts made our 10th anniversary dinner one we will fondly remember for many year to come.

    Great job, Babe. My turn to find a winner next year.
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