Archive for October, 2016

Hawaii Day 14 – Waikiki, Downtown & Tantalus

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We thought that we can’t be staying in Waikiki and not have a swim on the beach, so we started our day off taking a dip in the clear blue waters. Also, it was our first swim on the beach on our trip, which is pretty pathetic if you tell people you just spent 2 […]

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Hawaii Day 13 – Waikiki & Ala Moana

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It was our first proper day in Waikiki or Honolulu or Oahu since landing the night before. So we decided to just have a bit of an easy day of walking around and also satisfying our little American shopping hunger. After having breakfast, I came across a green tea shop that sold nothing but green […]

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Hawaii Day 12 – Koloa

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We spent the morning sleeping in and then rushing around to pack our bags. I’m a little bit of a perfectionist so I wanted to have my luggage super organised before we had our rushed two days in Honolulu. Over the last few weeks my luggage had slowly turned into an out of order chaos […]

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Hawaii Day 11 – North Shore

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We woke up in the morning and had an acai bowl and green tea on the beach. Then our whole day just got totally eaten up by… laundry. We dried our clothes 3, 4, 5 times and it still wasn’t drying so we had to go back and forth between reception + wait for the […]

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Hawaii Day 10 – Na Pali Coast

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We woke up nice and early to travel down south to Port Allen. There we checked in with Holo Holo Charters where Paige and I plus 20 other people were jumping aboard a catamaran to sail up the Na Pali Coast. The weather was beautiful. It was the clearest sky we had seen all holiday, […]

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Hawaii Day 9 – Waimea Canyon

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Our resort is on the beach. We weren’t expecting that! So we started our day looking at the great view that we had access to. Surprisingly, the meals at Lava Lava Beach Club were some of the best we’ve had all trip so I was a happy camper. We then embarked on a bit of […]

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Hawaii Day 8 – Lihue

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We stayed at Jean’s place, an adorable Italian-American Buddhist grandmother from California. Her home was an old mid-manager 1917 plantation house. She showed me the front door which could be split into half so that the bottom half could stay closed and the top half could swing open so that managers can talk to their […]

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Hawaii Day 6 – Volcano

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It seems the Volcano area is constantly raining. Rain, rain, rain. So it made me wonder whether or not the constant chain smoking of the volcanoes cause an effect on the weather around the area. According to my nifty Google search, it changes the atmosphere and climate because all the ash that gets thrown up […]

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Hawaii Day 7 – Puna Coast

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I woke up nice and early to the sound of – yep, rain. This time it was knocking incessantly on the tin roof as if to tell me to hurry up and move on to the next town. I told the rain “Alright, alright – I’m outta here!” to which the wind howled in relief […]

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Hawaii Day 5 – Kona Coast

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We had another lazy morning and then before checking out, we decided to explore the historical Kona hotel that we stayed at. It’s an old plantation building built in the 1920s but has since been a hotel for generations. The lady who ran the place told us to go around and check out the back. […]

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