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What To Do In Hawaii: Your Unassuming Guide to Oahu

“Aloha, welcome to Hawaii!”, the flight attendant greets us thrilled passengers over the PA system as we taxi after landing at Honolulu International Airport (HNL). For the FA, it was a routine. But for me, it was something else (more like everything).

It was my first time in Hawaii, a place that I could only dream of months before, and you could only imagine the excitement we had when my mom told us we were flying off to this breathtaking paradise for a wedding, and following that, a road trip around Oahu – the main, touristy island where the famed City of Honolulu and Waikiki beach are.

The wedding, well, it was hula-themed of course. I was more excited about dipping into the warm waters of Waikiki Beach and go on a road trip around the rest of the island, more than anything else.

Hawaii has a different vibe and culture of its own – it’s called the surf/aloha culture – very laid back and easy going, and non-locals (like me) tend to get absorbed into this kind of culture very easily.

The lush islands are strewn in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, and these green jagged mountains are actually the tips of underwater volcanoes, which make for Hawaii’s distinct and gorgeous landscape. If I have three words to describe this paradise, I’d say it’s majestic, magical, and awe-inspiring, and this was clearly evident during our road trip around Oahu. Continue reading

My Hawaiian Aloha Experience

Hello people!

I’d like to tell you about my Hawaii experience. After visiting California early this year, we decided to go to Hawaii! 🙂 It was my first time and I was really excited since it was my dream to go to Hawaii. As we all know, Hawaii is a very enchanting place. I like how laid back the people in Hawaii are – and how women tend to wear beautiful flowers tucked in their ears all the time (you can also find those beautiful flowers here in the Philippines – we call them Kalachuchi), never forgetting to say “Aloha” to ever person they meet. I have also learned about their “Hang Loose” a.k.a. “Shaka” hand sign and I have been doing the sign in every single photo I have in Hawaii.

We stayed in the island of Oahu for four extremely fun days. During the first three days there was thunderstorm – but it did not stop us from having fun. It was only in the fourth day that we get to experience some real sunshine in Hawaii. Continue reading