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OAHU : WELCOME TO THE VERY BEST OF TOURISM.

 

A WRITE – UP OF SOME OF THE MORE POPULAR DISTRICTS AND REGIONS OF THE MOST – VISITED HAWAIIAN ISLAND, OAHU, COULDN’T BEGIN ANYWHERE BUT WORLD – RENOWNED WAIKIKI.

LITERALLY MEANING « SPOUTING WATERS », THE MOST FAMOUS  BEACH ON THE GLOBE WAS A DESTINATION BEFORE THE FIRST MATSON OCEANLINER DOCKED ON OAHU, SIGNALING THE BEGINNING OF HAWAII TOURISM.

THIS IS THE PLACE TO TAKE A SURFING LESSON, SEE FREE LIVE HULA SHOWS, WATCH THE NEVERENDING PEOPLE PARADE, EMBRACE YOUR INNER SUN GOD OR GODDESS AND SHOP TILL YOU DROP.

KAPAHULU AVENUE RUNS MAUKA FROM KAPIOLANI PARK ALL THE WAY TO THE FREEWAY; THE RESULTING NEIGHBORHOOD, KAPAHUHU, IS A GOOD PLACE FOR THOSE WHO PREFER OFF – THE – BEATEN PATH LOCALES.

ONLY 10 MINUTES FROM WAIKIKI, KAIMUKI IS WELL WORTH A DAY OF EXPLORATION.

NEARLY EVERYTHING IS ALONG THE MAIN THOROUGHFARE.

A DISTRICT ESPECIALLY GOOD TO VISIT ON THE FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT OF EVERYMONTH, CHINATOWN IS A VIBRANT METRO – MECCA.

DOWNTOWN HONOLULU IS THE FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS CENTER OF THE PACIFIC, BY DAY, PACKED WITH AREA WORKERS. SKYSCRAPERS AND OFFICES SHARE THE CITY BLOCKS WITH HISTORIC BUILDINGS.

CENTRAL OAHU ACRES UPON ACRES OF PINEAPPLE AND SUGARCANE FIELDS ONCE STRETCHED HERE FROM THE FOOTHILLS OF MOUNT KAALA.

NOW THE H-2 FREEWAY TRAVERSES THROUGH THESE PLAINS, PAST PEARL HARBOR, AND THROUGH PLANNED COMMUNITIES, OUTLET MALLS AND MILITARY BASES.

VISITING DOLE PLANTATION AND THE HELEMANO PLANTATION IS GREAT FOR BREAKING UP A TRIP TO THE NORTH SHORE.

IT IS THE DREAM OF EVERY SURFER AROUND THE WORLD TO ATTEMPT TO RIDE THE EPIC WAVES ON THE NORTH SHORE.

DRY, SUNNY WEST OAHU IS JUST ROUGHLY 30 MILES FROM HONOLULU.

LUSH, GREEN WINDWARD OAHU IS KNOWN FOR ITS STRIKING LANDSCAPES AND WHITE SAND BEACHES.

ANYWAY, WHATEVER YOUR PLANS,  DON’T FORGET TO SPEND A DAY OUT IN THE WAVES OF WAIKIKI, WHERE THE FAMED BEACH BOYS HAVE BEEN PASSING ON THE STOKE OF SURFING WITH EVERY PERFECTLY – TIMED PUSH FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS.

AS WE SAY HERE IN HONOLULU, « DEPENDING ON HOW PEOPLE LOOK AT IT, HAWAI’I COULD BE THE MIDDLE  OF NOWHERE OR THE CENTER OF THE WORLD ».

25 YEARS AGO, HONOLULU WAS BECKONING AND I COULD NOT RESIST.

TODAY, OAHU IS PART OF MY WORLD ANYWAY AND IT FEELS LIKE A SECOND HOME.

ALOHA AND WELCOME TO HAWAI’I AND IT’S  GREAT LIFESTYLE !

 

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