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... up beach was still there. We tried another entry point but again no access. Third time lucky and oh wow it was beautiful!
There wasn't that many people there which was really nice. There was a wedding photo shoot which was sweet and ...
... out of the water below
The next day we set off in search of lava. We weren’t able
to get the classic tourist photo of the road closed sign stuck in lava, as the
road was closed even further back as they were making a new highway. We headed
to the Volcanoes National Park and hiked a few trails in between the pouring
rain and freezing winds. We were dressed in shorts and t-shirt based on the
previous days weather, but ...
... where humanity was tossed aside for a time – thinking of Cambodia, the Dirty War in Argentina, the Vietnam War and all the current warfare – it's just very sad.
Everywhere we drove sharp volcanic mountains and ridges surround us and I imagined seeing the 300 Japanese planes zooming inland between the peaks of ...
... to Honolulu was uneventful and we were soon waiting for a shuttle bus to our hotel at Waikiki (a suburb of Honolulu). (Just a hint for others who may travel to Honolulu - we got the "Speedi Shuttle" which was $26 each for a round trip. It was simple to organize, but if you have minimum luggage - the local bus will take you to almost the same places for $2.50 each way.)
We knew that our accommodation was an older, 60's style place - but the price was right ...
... other visitors being taught how to hula and visiting the markets there, it was time for dinner. It was a buffet, with odd things like taro bread and coconut jello. The evening show featured hula dancing, singing, drumming and even flame dancers who performed with ignited juggling pins and sticks. They performed traditional dances from Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti and even New Zealand - So I guess we came all the way to Hawaii to see a haka! The entire experience reminded me of ...