Blogs from Hawaii, United States, North America - page 153


North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu August 4th 2006

Well tomorrow we move on again so heres the next blog already! I am actually a bit dissapointed with Honolulu (Waikik Beach). The beach isnt great and there are so many people around! The beach is so over crowded and there are surfers and surf boards everywhere! I think we were spoilt with Fiji. We've been told that to see the real beauty of Hawaii you need to visit the islands but we're very short on cash now so we had to stay put in Honolulu - Waikiki Beach, which is a shame but hey, we cant do it all can we!? The holiday here started on a bit of a downer too - when we arrived into Honolulu airport we were waiting for our bags when I hear my name called out. I speak to ... read more
Us on Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu August 3rd 2006

Ok, I wanted to add the pictures in the photo galerie and it tells me that the pictures don't have enough pixels. So i changed it and the pictures don't look good anymore. Before I totally mess them up I try to post them here. We will see... ... read more
Casper and me
Casper and me 2

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu August 2nd 2006

This post is going to be on a hodge podge of things about Honolulu which may help our visitors experience various aspects of Hawaii. Waikiki where 90% of the tourists usually stay at, is a town within a town have numerous shops and restrarants, where they need never leave to enjoy their stay there. However, they may want to venture out of their comfort zone and experience a little more of the real Honolulu. Perhaps a suggestion would be to hop on the #19, 20 or 42 bus for a short trip to Ala Moana Shopping Center, or further up the Blvd. to the Ward Shopping Complex which includes Ward Warehouse, Ward Centre, Consolidated Theatres, Famers Market and Sports Authority. About 2 blocks up towrds the Mountains from Ala Moana SC, is the Walmart and Sams ... read more
Shop and Restrarants.
Too Coy for Their Own Good.
Makai Food Court.

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu July 31st 2006

Aloha! Another one of my weekend reports. During the week it doesn’t really make sense to write something, because there is nothing going on. I am at school… Unless, of course, you guys want to know the newest events on the stock market or you want to know some crazy stuff about the law in the US. I am in a business law class right now, which is really interesting. Seriously, you can sue everybody for everything here. (a woman sued because a dancer told her that she has the potential to become a good dancer. She sued after she realized that she, after taking several classes, was only an average dancer. Well, she won. The dancer should have known better- hello, he only said that there is a potential…) Ok, back to my weekend. It ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui July 29th 2006

Note to readers: if you are on a plane landing at Kahluhi Airport in Maui at 4pm, do not reserve a room in West Maui. The traffic is unendurable! That said, if you’re going to be in bumper to bumper traffic for 90 minutes, in Maui you at least have scenery to look at. The West Maui Mountains are the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. And half the time the road runs right along the coast. The surf’s up, gang, and that accounts for some of this traffic mess. I had a room at a Bed and Breakfast in the old whaling town of Lahainia. It turned out that this particular B&B has a two bedroom suite for “Grandma” and when demand is up, they rent out Grandma’s second bedroom. That was my room. It ... read more


North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu July 28th 2006

Well, having been here at the University of Hawaii at Manoa since July 2nd, it's been great getting to know everyone in my dorm, and meeting the amazing people that I have met throughout this whole experience. I definitely needed to get away from home. Home being WA State. Too many stressful things going on. This has definitely been a wonderful breather. Anyways, on to the good stuff...This past weekend has hands down got to be the best weekend I've ever had in my whole entire life. I made my way up to North Shore to stay at a hostel for the weekend with a friend, Rachel. Rachel ended up hanging out with some of her dorm mates that just by concidence happened to be up there, so by Saturday she was nowhere to be seen. ... read more
nicola and i
swimming at waimea bay
andrew and i

North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui July 27th 2006

Aloha from Maui! Perhaps my reference to the popular 70s tv show should have been altered to Hawai'i 40, as I am currently in Hawai'i with my entire family to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! And while I think it is typically customary for me to present my parents with lavish gifts, for some reason I am the lucky recipient of an all-expenses paid vacay to Hawai'i. Lucky me. We arrived in Honolulu on Sunday, and my parents surprised me yet again, as we stayed the night before our cruise at the W Hotel...and this W has positive connotations. Wendy at the W in Waikiki, what in the world would anyone else want? This is my first cruise, and while cruises are not exactly my cup o' tea, I do ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu July 26th 2006

Hello! After I got some complains that I don't write often enough and that I don't tell anything, I finally got motivated by Jenny to start this journal. Here you guys can see what I am doing on the other side of the world. For almost a year I live in paradies now. And I only left the island twice- to go to Big Island and to California. Where I will go again soon!!! Yes! I will hopefully be motivated enough to post here. But most likely it won't be up to date soon. ;-) Right now I am too lazy to post the most important thing: pictures! But they will follow soon. Ok, here a brief summary what I am doing: I run I go to college I work I organize the GSA "I do ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu July 26th 2006

Ok, because I actually have more time for my online class than I thought I have I post another entry already. I know, you guys are sleeping right now and haven’t even read my first journal. I am sitting at school and I am lazy. Right now I need a study break. Here is a report about my weekend: On Saturday the GSA did some volunteering work. Over the last few weeks I was in contact with Jen and 8 motivated German students decided to help out at a family day in Kaneohe. We ‘worked’ 3 hours and got a lot of sun. Jenny and I - ok short intro: Jenny is a really good friend of mine, who works with me. She is in love with a local boy (Hawaiian) and will probably have cute ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu July 24th 2006

Theoretically, things were supposed to slow down this week, but not with this crowd. One of my colleagues organized two afternoons of meetings so that we could each speak to the rest of the group about our own research, another volunteered to make arrangments for everyone to go to Shangri-La (the heiress Doris Duke’s Islamic art collection). while a third set up a trip to the Bishop Museum (Hawaiian culture). The weather here strikes a midwesterner as very unusual. The sun is intense (like Houston, for you family members). But when there are trade winds, you don’t feel the sun because the cool wind makes it very pleasant. I am here during the part of the summer when the trade winds get rather iffy and it does get hot and humid. But so far the ... read more

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