The adventure begins...
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Well the first leg of the journey saw me safely through to Hawaii. The flight wasnâ€™t too bad, entertained us with the film feast â€˜Two Week Notice, â€˜The Emporerâ€™s Clubâ€™ and â€˜Breakfast at Tiffanyâ€™s (have to check if thatâ€™s why Mum & Jane call each other Fred!) Sat next to a Canadian couple in their 50s called Fred & Teresa (middle eisle, right hand side, literally in front of the TV) Their son moved to Sydney , and is running a popcorn stall in East Garden shopping centre. He married Aussie womenâ€™s ironman champ, Jodie something or ratherâ€¦ managed to escape SARS bearing woman (well probable anyway!) when she was moved further moved further forward in the plane after a coughing fit.
Anywayâ€¦..rocked in to Honolulu airport at about 11:30ish on 28/5, canâ€™t quite get over arriving the day I left but thatâ€™s how it is. Honolulu aiport was fairly unimpressive, they managed to let about half the plane get to the customs desk before telling us we needed to fill out a green visa waiver (Doh! Even Aussies, I thought everyone just loved and trusted us!) Grabbed a shuttle bus from the airport after managing to convince the driver that my hostel does exist (didnâ€™t bode well). But I rocked up and the internet booking had worked out fine. The two receptionist dudes (one that night, one the next morning) looked exactly the same, except the morning guy had a massive goat beard that reminded me of goat-man off Sat. night live. I had questioned if I could really have not noticed that beard the previous night.
The hostel room was fine, but damn humid. Time for some good oleâ€™ McPherson sweating (lucky the hostel provides free sheets). Hostel room fits 12 people all up, basically split in to 3 smaller rooms within that room