Drawn to the ocean. Waikiki, Oahu, Hawai'i. Aloha!
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August 7th, 2005 – by: lachicktravels
Once upon arrival to Waikiki, Oahu, Hawai'i we were greeted by beautiful hawai'ian ladies who gave us leis as a welcome gift to their islands.
We went sightseeing and walked around Waikiki. Never have I felt so safe. The streets were quite clean, the atmosphere of the city was relaxing and easy going. Sure beats the hustle and bustle in LA. There was no need to rent a car since buses and shuttles took the thousands of tourists around their beautiful city and island. Most of the shops in Waikiki is Japanese owned. All of which thought I was Japanese and spoke to me in Japanese. That was quite hillarious.
The places we saw were the Polynesian Center where again a shuttle took us to.
Next we went to a submarine ride where we dived into the ocean many km's down. Exactly how much? i forgot. we saw plenty of fishes and seals but no sharks at that moment.
Next up the memorable and grand helicopter ride! Now that is definitely something worth trying anywhere in the world. Being on top of the world in a helicopter is sweet. While in the helicopter you could feel your heart going up, down, left, right, swaying here and there which ever direction we were heading to. The pilot was the one showing us what we were looking at. mostly hills and volcanos. In front of me were barf bags where at one point I thought I needed. I highly recommend you go on a helicopter ride. This is also a step before you consider going skydiving, which i am.
Overall this place is definitely worth the money and there are so many other Hawai'ian islands to explore. Did you know that Hawai'ians pronounce all of their vowels? like the Canadians but the difference is, it's not english. The bus drivers would ask us the mainlanders to pronounce specific Hawai'ian words which became a challenge for the most of us. The street names alone was a challenge to pronounce.
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