Somewhere over the rainbow

Aloha from Hawaii!

We stepped off the plane to Honolulu and instantly noticed a difference in the air from LA. The air felt hot and wet, a bit like like a steam room!

imageIn the airport there are vending machines selling lei. Not something you see everyday!

imageAfter dumping our bags in the hostel, we walked straight down to Waikiki beach. It’s amazing that there’s huge high rise hotels against the beach. The sea is so wonderfully clear and blue. There were loads of surfers too, which Hawaii is famous for.

imageWatching the sunset on the beach was absolutely stunning! After a sushi and beer tea on the beach, we wandered back towards our hostel and stumbled across a bunch of Hawaiin locals singing and playing their ukuleles. As we stood to listen, they invited us to sit down. We then watched a few of the women doing the hula dance and they asked me to join in! I was pretty rubbish, but it was an incredible experience!

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Today we woke up, and left our big bags at the hostel and had a beach day. We found this incredible tree (above) which was so cool that I shouted “you are the best tree I have ever seen!” at it! The branches hung down and then took root in the ground. I couldn’t fit the whole tree into the photo it was so big!

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I love Hawaii! I could live here, so chilled. I just need to learn to surf now!

Hawaii is made up of a few islands, and today we took a 45 minute flight to Hilo (the locals call it Big Island) we arrived in torrential downpour in the dark, and got a taxi to our hostel… Only to find the hostel had closed down and we were alone, getting soaked in the dark in a town that looks like something from a Wild West movie.

Luckily we found another hostel to stay in, which looks like somewhere you would stay if you were doing an African Safari in the 1930s!

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Behind tom is actually a bird cage with two songbirds inside, called Sonny and Cher haha!

Things that made me laugh:

– the “hostile dog”… We then realised the receptionist meant “hostel dog.” Phew.

– these:

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Only in America!

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2 thoughts on “Somewhere over the rainbow

  1. Dammm….. (Should I say Durn….) I owe your mother 10p.

    She bet me you would title that ‘aloha from Hawaii!!!!!!!

    I’m still not jealous……
    Interesting challenge for the junior bread maker – when I view the blog on win 10 / edge, the pictures above are rotated 90 degrees. It works on the ipad! Score 10 for apple, and – several hundred for Microsoft!

  2. Wowzer – it all looks absolutely fab – that has to be the best tree ever – so glad that you A- found a hostel and B -that I didn’t know you were bereft with only tumbleweed and not a sheriff in sight!
    Hope the volcano walk is ace – tons of love xxxx

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