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  • Day41

    Polynesian Cultural Centre

    May 26, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    For Alex's last day, we visited a sort of museum where they show the different customs of the different Polynesian islands, which also included a luau and a show at the end... for some reason it's owned by the Mormons...

    It was a fun day, did some ball spinning, dancing, tried to start a fire, drank fresh coconut milk, and other things.

    Alex abandons me tomorrow morning so I have to travel onwards on my own. Which I have decided will now be Korea on Monday... the southern bit at least.
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  • Day3

    Second beach park for today

    September 10, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    While the names and history behind it almost doesn't matter these beaches are just to great to pass by.

    On the other hand there is not so much more to do on Oahu (the island) than ether spending money in shops, malls, tours, helicopter rides, dinner parties OR going into the sea for free.

  • Day3

    Temple culture program

    September 10, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Along the main highway we saw this temple which looked quiet big and so we went into the area, got a few explainationa at the visitor center about the new apostles, Jesus and god which is of course male which explains in the same way why all apostles have to be men.

  • Day12

    Oahu -Day 4 (Polynesian Cultural Center)

    August 5, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 77 °F

    After a picturesque drive through both mountains and seaside, we arrived at the Polynesian Cultural Center. The best way to describe this place is like Epcot Center for the seven major Polynesian Islands which include Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii, Tonga, Samoa, Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Rapa Nui (Easter Island). It's a sort of living museum where indigenous people from each of the islands put on a show illustrating their customs and traditions, while also engaging audience members. We learned dance moves from Tonga, games from Aotearoa, the many uses of the coconut from Samoa and much much more! We drank fresh coconut water from a freshly cracked coconut, though truth be told I learned I'm more a shaved ice kind of girl. We feasted on traditional island fare such poi rolls, kalua pork, and of course fresh pineapple, one of Hawaii's largest exports.

    We ended our last night in Oahu the same way we started it, eating dinner at Rock Island Cafe in King's Village and chatting with the manager who is one of the sweetest women we've ever met. If you're ever in Waikiki you should definitely stop by for some kalua pork nachos and milkshakes!

    Tomorrow morning we leave for Maui to visit some old friends and maybe even make some new ones!
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  • Day12

    Oahu - Day 4 (PCC Continued)

    August 5, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 77 °F

    Some more photos from today including the scenic route where we road alongside dormant volcanos and had a clear view of Mokoli-i, known to the locals as "The Chinamen's Hat."

  • Day3

    Polynesian Cultural Center

    January 21, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    We got here a little before 2pm and had a guided tour where we saw several interesting cultural shows including one from New Zealand, Tonga, and Samoa. We then watched a floating parade which you can see below.

  • Day5

    Polynesian cultural center

    February 25, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    Island of Aotearoa (New Zealand): The Maori natives explained their intricately carved meeting house. You’ll discover the ancient origins and meaning of protruding their tongues, and you’ll see tattooed warriors do so while performing their stirring war dance – the haka.

    Girls danced by twirling poi balls and playing tititorea, a Maori stick game designed to develop hand-eye coordination.

    Samoa Island: We saw how the Samoans made fire by rubbing two sticks together, how to easily crack open a coconut using a small pebble, how to create coconut "milk" with your bare hands, and how the Samoans prepare their food (hint: it’s a man’s duty). Watch well-muscled, young natives climb 40-foot coconut trees – in bare feet. THE GUYS WERE VERY FUNNY! DEV LOVED IT
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