Honolulu the Surfers Paradise of the Hawaiian Is

Trip Start Feb 03, 2012
Trip End Aug 11, 2012

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Where I stayed
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki Honolulu
Read my review - 5/5 stars
What I did
Waikiki Aquarium Honolulu
Read my review - 3/5 stars

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Given the chance to go to Oahu again I think we would head straight to the North of the island away from Waikiki, so we can try to see the big waves.  We found Waikiki to be a lot like Surfers Paradise in Queensland and not really our thing at all, although quite pretty.  Kim struggled with the exhaust fumes and people smoking so it was generally quite difficult for us.  On sunday Sarah and I headed to the meeting at the other end of Waikiki away from the airport.  There were a lot of visitors that morning.  We walked back to Waikiki and caught the shuttle bus back to our hotel.  We had to stay in an expensive hotel because a lot of the other hotels in Waikiki proper had recently been renovated and had paint smells.  But it was a learning experience for us.  Since then we always check with the hotel how long it has been since they renovated.  On the plus side we did like the Hawaiian Prince and the staff were very friendly.  It was quite close to an ABC store.  You could get a large bottle of Corona (beer) for about $1.50.(Something like that).  Also on the plus side we got one of the last cheap flights to Hawaii since Air Australia went bust soon afterwards.  Funnily enough I saw a girl on the plane that I had met at a bank in Brisbane when we were both trying to get a good exchange rate for $USD.  I hope she managed to get home okay.
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Sarah Jane on

This Travel Blog site is very good. I like how it works. I look forward to seeing more photos and read more stories. ~smile~ Sarah, xo.

George & Stella on

Thanks for sharing - always good to see how the rest of the world lives ! Hawaii was my our overseas trip after Tasmania ! We met "the friends"there also !


Maria on

Even though we can't travel, we still enjoy very much reading and looking at beautiful places and reading stories. Enjoy when the opportunity is available.

Jeanette G on

It is so great seeing how your trip is going. Lovely photos - the Leggo place looked fun - my boys would love to be lost in there for a while!



ej on

so great to see you having an adventure and enjoying yourself (and meeting the 'friends') :)

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