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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day15

    Pearl Harbor

    May 17 in the United States

    We arrived well in our Hotel in Waikiki. From the calm of the other three islands, in the big city of Honolulu is quite a change.

    Today we drove a little bit outside downtown to the historical Pearl Harbor. We spent almost six hours on the area to check out all the different sites like the Visitor Center with the museums, the USS Bowfin Submarine and the Battleship Missouri. Unfortunately the Memorial of the USS Arizona was closed, so we just could have a look from the boat. This piece of war history is pretty impressive.Read more

  • Day11

    Pearl Harbor

    December 23, 2016 in the United States

    Today we woke up before the sun and got ready to stand in line at Pearl Harbor for an hour. Amazingly we were one of the first people there in what would be a line of at least a thousand. Once in, we got to look around a little before watching a short film about the background of this preserved cemetery and then boarding the boat to take us out to the site. Thanks to Mr. Messner's previous trip we knew where to sit so we would be the first ones on. I got an amazing picture of just the memorial structure with no one in it. The whole thing was very solemn and beautiful. Oil continuously bubbles up from the depths of the ship and the sheer mass of the boat was mind boggling. The coral that had grown on the boat was more vibrant than any I had seen in Hawaii. We were taken back to land and walked through a few more museums before leaving. On our way back to the hotel we stopped at Punchbowl cemetery and quickly drove by the beautiful structure. Once at the hotel William and I took a short nap before getting ready to go parasailing. We were put on a boat with a nice family from Phoenix and although the time we were up in the air was short, it was a truly magnificent experience that I am glad I had. After parasailing we got dressed up for dinner and I packed all my stuff in preparation for my flight. The rest of the gang watched the Friday fireworks and I met up with them on the beach after. We all walked to Dukes from there which was a nice half hour walk. It was good we had made a reservation because it was packed and I quickly found out why. The food was amazing and it was a great place to go for our last meal in Hawaii. We even pretended it was Brenna's birthday to get a free piece of their famous Hula pie. With out stomachs full we walked back to the hotel and went to bed for the last time in Hawaii.Read more

  • Day43

    Pearl Harbour

    May 28, 2016 in the United States

    Visited Pearl Harbour today to see the USS Arizona memorial, and to go on the USS Missouri.

    The Arizona memorial, and museum before it were somber, it was a good monument, with the ship and many of the bodies still sunk underneath it.

    The USS Missouri was very cool to walk around, impressive ship with big guns. Americans do like guns. It was also the deck where the Japanese signed the surrender ending world war 2.

    It was intersting that when in Japan, we visited Hiroshima and the museum there talked about the destruction of the atomic bomb, why it was dropped (to end the war quickly, without needing Russian help) but there was nothing about how it started, or the lead up (Pearl Harbour).
    While here, everything was naturally about the Pearl Harbour attack, and the surrender on board the Missouri covering the beginning of world war 2 for America and the end, but not much mention of why they surrendered (the bomb).
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  • Day6

    Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial

    January 24, 2017 in the United States

    Mike got online and bought tickets early the previous day so that we could go see the USS Arizona memorial. We just about missed our tour because it was almost impossible to find parking, but we made it. The memorial was amazing. It is built right above where the old ship lays and you can see the oil still bubbling up from the ship 75 years after she was sunk. A sobering thought to know that the bodies of hundreds of American sailors are still there in the sunken ship below, having paid the ultimate price for our country.Read more

  • Day4

    Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head

    October 24, 2016 in the United States

    One of the places we visited was the USS Arizona Memorial and other WWII sites around Pearl Harbor. Naturally, I had my Rosie the Riveter water bottle with me!

    The next day, we went to Diamond Head, where I met up with a friend from Oakland who was also visiting Honolulu. I didn't climb to the summit, but they all did. However, I did walk up to the caldera from the road below and got a great shot of a couple taking a photo looking out over the channel that separates Oahu from Molokai.

    On my way back to the hostel, I stopped at a Zippy's for lunch, and on my evening walk spotted this great cut out of Elvis outside a pizza bar near the hostel.
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USS Arizona Memorial, USS Arizona, アリゾナ, Аризона

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