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  • Day57

    Aloha from Waikiki!

    May 10, 2017 in the United States

    Wowzer! I'm actually in Hawaii!!!

    11am, Wed 10 May for the second time, having crossed the International Date Line overnight: Maybe it's because I'm tired, but I just refilled my mug of tea from the maple syrup jug. Language isn't a problem but the cultural misunderstandings just keep coming! It so looked like tea ... sigh. I confess that part of me is longing for the familiarity of home.

    7pm: Settled and sorted 😎 I've got some good tips about things to do. All is good. I could keep the Japanese theme going if I wanted ... suchi and bento boxes and Japanese sweets in the supermarket.

    My hostel is very clean and best of all they gave me my room at 11am when checkin is at 3pm. I'm very grateful - they are good guys here.
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  • Day30

    Hawaii

    February 2 in the United States

    Today we had a huge shopping day! Outlets and all, we stoped for lunch at a whole bunch of food trucks which was amazing. We headed back to our room after going out and buying an extra suitcase to head down to the pool. After the pool we went straight to an out door bar right near the beach and met some people from Seattle a lovely couple about the same age as us and we ended up having dinner with them! It was pretty cool to have a chat to them. Not long now and we will be on our way home! We are definitely looking forward to a home cooked meal 👍🏼Read more

  • Day202

    Welcome to Hawaii

    May 2, 2016 in the United States

    Umgeben von viel Wasser und noch mehr Wasser sind wir nun in Mitten des Pazifik's auf Hawaii. Das Wetter hier ist natürlich spitze und wir brauchen Nachts auch nicht mehr frieren. Nach dem wir vom Flughafen in die Stadt gefahren sind, haben wir uns hier erst einmal etwas umgeschaut und gleich bemerkt, das wir in den USA sind ... dicke Autos, viel Fastfood und und und ...
    So haben wir die ersten Tage hauptsächlich die Stadt besichtigt, waren beim Musik und Buch Festival und beim SPAM Jam und heute noch eine Runde Schnorcheln und verbrannt haben wir uns auch gleich etwas! Sonst haben wir noch den Hula-Damen (und auch Herren) beim Tanzen am Meer zugeschaut und romantisch das Feuerwerk am Strand bestaunt.
    Alles in allem ist hier aber wie in vielen Großstädten, oder wir haben einfach schon zu viel gesehen! 😉
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  • Day0

    Waikiki, HI

    June 14, 1992 in the United States

    Well, we've made it through one very long day, and what a start to a holiday it was - a day of trauma and fatigue. Apart from the necessary preparations this story really begins in Sydney on Saturday 13th June, the day before we were due to leave on our family holiday of a lifetime. A lot had to be packed in that day - a soccer game each for the boys, the 50th anniversary celebrations for the school, which included cooking and helping out on a stall by mum, a debate for Joel, as well as his big stage debut: the leading part in the 6G play, "Rinse the Blood off my Toga", in which Joel was to play Flavius.

    It was on the way to soccer that mum first noticed two spots behind Joel's right ear. "Oh my God", she said, as the implications began to slowly dawn on her. After summoning Pete for an inspection, they just stared at each other, too shocked to say much. The hurried trip to the doctor which followed revealed that the spots had been there for a week. The parents, too, were reminded that Joel had been ill at 3am a week previously.

    The doctor's advice was therefore that, if it was chicken pox, as suspected, then it probably wouldn't get any worse and that it was now of no consequence. We should therefore proceed with our plans. My own gut feeling told me that the doctor was probably wrong, and the following days were to confirm this. However, with the soccer games over, the activities proceeded at the school as planned and a successful day was had. Joel's play was recorded for his grandchildren to watch one day, with the video camera purchased only days earlier by his father.

    Saturday evening and Sunday morning came and the preparations and packing finalised. Phil & Donna arrived with Blake, nursing a heavy cold. Joel's face was beginning to look like a teenager's at puberty, and spots were appearing every time mum had a look. However, with the nod from the doctor the previous day, a second opinion really wasn't desired or contemplated.

    At the airport by 10:30, our baggage check-in was swift but alas no window seats. The trip across the Tasman took about 2 1/2 hours with a tail wind. The transit lounge in Auckland was superb. The next hop to Honolulu was a fair whack longer - about 9 hours, with the boys this time at a window seat and behaving very well. Joel was beginning to look like a leper.

    After a few minor snatches of sleep, we arrived in a wet Honolulu at 5:20am on 14th June (Sunday), when our bodies were telling us it was 12:30am and needing considerably more sleep than we had managed so far.

    We went looking for the car rental office & found we had to wait 10-15 minutes for a shuttle bus. We also found another shock. The company had no record of us having paid for collision damage waiver, and this meant forking out an unexpected $67. Joel was by now complaining of chicken pox all through his scalp and other places I'm too polite to mention. As well, we were all very very tired and it was about 7am.

    The worst aspect of all of this was that we could not go to our motel and collapse as the room wouldn't be available until about 2. So we had to drag two tired children around for what seemed an eternity.

    We pulled out of the Alamo car rental yard in the rain with Pete trying to find how to do up his seat belt, how to lower the steering wheel, how to turn on the wipers and work the air conditioning, as well as how to drive on the right hand side of the road with hazy instructions from his wife. We were understandably a little depressed.

    We mooched around Oahu, with Joel constantly complaining of his condition. I was supposed to be navigating but kept losing consciousness. I finally said I couldn't stand it any more and said I could be dumped under a tree and picked up at some later stage. Instead, we made our way to the motel and decided to just wait in the foyer for our room. Pete send off a fax to the travel agent re the insurance.

    Joel & I literally fell asleep on the spot while dad and Sean went for a walk. We were finally issued with room 1000 on the 10th floor, a very large comfortable room. After a couple of hours relaxing we walked to the beach where the boys gradually got wetter and wetter until they were submerged. Back for a shower and look for a bite. Nothing spectacular. None of us were thinking clearly & we had Pizza Hut/Taco Bell fare.

    Three boys were asleep within seconds of head meeting pillow. Mum took on the task of putting down on paper "The longest and possibly most traumatic day of our lives".
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  • Day74

    Big Island - Oahu

    September 26, 2016 in the United States

    Flug Nr. 15 mit Hawaii Airlines (HA399) von Kona nach Honolulu verlief mit einer gewissen Gelassenheit, denn schließlich hatte auch dieser Flieger Verspätung. Ist wohl ganz normal hier im amerikanischen Flugraum, denn von unseren bisherigen 5 Flügen hatten 4 Flüge Verspätung!

    Da wir uns diesmal gegen einen Mietwagen entschlossen haben, wurde zielstrebig der ansässige Shuttleservice angesteuert. Die freundliche Mitarbeitern verwies uns jedoch auf den City Bus welcher uns statt für 30$ nur für 5$ in die Nähe unserer Unterkunft brachte. Laut Reiseführer und der Homepage von City Bus werden nur die Personen befördert, die ihr Gepäck komplett am Körper tragen können. Trifft total auf uns zu😎

    Nach einer Stunde Fahrt und einem kleinen Walk erreichten wir unsere Unterkunft THE BEACH waikiki boutique hostel für die nächsten drei Nächte. Unser Zimmer war das einzige Zimmer auf der Dachterrasse, welche ab 22 Uhr nur für uns zugänglich war.

    Nachdem wir unser Zimmer bezogen hatten, ging es zum wohl bekanntesten Strand von Hawaii, dem Waikiki Beach, wo wir den Sonnenuntergang genossen. Danach gönnten wir uns ein typisch amerikanisches Abendessen bei HI Steaks mit ordentlich Fleisch...Mmh lecker!
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  • Day197

    Wakiki Beach

    March 22 in the United States

    Alle Prüfungen des Winter Quarters geschafft und somit auch 6 von 6 Theoriesemester. Bis zum Rückflug nach Deutschland ist noch Zeit, also wird die letzte Woche in Amerika noch genutzt und nach Hawaii geflogen! Um genau zu sein auf die beiden Inseln Oahu und Maui. Schon in LA sind wir erst 2 Stunden nach dem eigentlichen Starttermin wegen des starken Regens los geflogen. Also freut man sich doch umso mehr auf die Sonne und den Strand in Hawaii. Tja, leider ging dieser Traum nicht in Erfüllung - gelandet in Honolulu, die Hauptstadt des Staats, erfüllte diese alles andere als meine Erwartung. Weder Sonne war zu sehen, noch die hawaiiansche Freundlichkeit und die Stadt Honolulu wirkte auch eher wie viele triste Betonblöcke. trotz des starken Regens, sind wir noch zum Waikīkī Beach, denn warm war es ja. Das Vorort von Honolulu, Waikīkī, wirkt schon deutlich attraktiver als Honolulu und am Waikīkī Beach haben einige trotz Regen gesurft oder waren am Strand gelegen. Dieser ist jedoch bei Sonnenschein mit Sicherheit noch schöner. Leider fiel auch die Hula Show wetterbedingt aus.
    Nun bleibt nur zu hoffen, dass wir in der restlichen Zeit Glück mit dem Wetter haben.
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  • Day192

    Hawaii - O'ahu - Waikiki

    November 18, 2016 in the United States

    Aloha!

    Die nächsten 2 Wochen werde ich auf diesem Inselparadies verbringen.
    Neben unglaublich schönen Stränden und dem Meer mit Badewannentemperaturen hat Hawaii noch viel mehr zu bieten.
    Zum Gipfel des "Diamond Head" hatte ich meine erste Vulkanwanderung, die mit einem atemberaubenden Ausblick belohnt wurde.
    Mit meinen neuen Roommates haben wir im Mietwagen fast die ganze Insel umfahren. Ich bin begeistert wie abwechslungsreich es hier ist - Traumstrände reihen sich an Regenwälder, Berge, Vulkanfelsen und steppenartige Landstriche. Leider ist das Wetter aktuell nicht ganz so paradisisch, dafür bieten sich dadurch aber beeindruckende Panoramen.

    Das Leben hält auch auf dieser Station wieder seine Zufälle für mich bereit. An meinem ersten Tag hier hat sich ein alter Freund aus Lippstadt bei mir gemeldet - zufällig ist er aktuell auch auf "O'ahu". Und so passiert es, dass man ungeplant irgendwo im Nirgendwo mit bekannten Gesichtern sitzt, sich über gute alte Zeiten unterhält und gemeinsame neue Erinnerungen schafft.

    Mahalo!
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