Saturday, December 15, 2007

Pre-Trip Report Part V

Pre-Trip Report Part I
Pre-Trip Report Part II
Pre-Trip Report Part III
Pre-Trip Report Part IV

Finally, Saturday is here. Hence, my last work day of 2007 was yesterday and we leave tomorrow. =] Right now, the weather is calling for light snow later this afternoon and heavy rain tomorrow morning. Oh I hope hope hope that we will get out okay!

After the cruise ends, we will stay another 6 nights near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. Unlike the other islands, Oahu is upbeat and built-up, with plenty of restaurants, shops, and nightlife. However, like the other islands, Oahu also has all sorts of water activities, trails, and waterfalls. Since we will have 6 days there, we will be able to explore Oahu a lot thoroughly than all the others.

Some highlights of the island. Images from flickr.

Waikiki Beach


Diamond Head - we will hike to the crater's rim. From there, we will have a bird's eye view of Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean.


USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor


Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay...look at all those ants!


Sunset Beach at North Shore


Luau at the Royal Hawaiian. There are several luaus near Waikiki such as the one at Polynesian Cultural Center, Paradise Cove, and Germaines Luau. I decided to reserve with the Royal Hawaiian because it's right on Waikiki Beach. All others involve a bus-ride of at least 40 minutes. I also read that Royal Hawaiian is more "classy" where as Paradise Cove and Germaines are similar to college parties.

Luke and I are taking a laptop with us. Our hotel room in Oahu comes with free Internet so we will be able to get online in the evenings. Maybe I will even update my blog in Hawaii! Merry Christmas all sugarlens blog readers! Thanks for your support and I promise to bring more exciting things to blog about in 2008!

aloha,
sugarlens

2 comments:

  1. Check, Check, Check! Did it all except for the Pearl Harbor thing. I said no thanks to that!

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  2. When in Oahu, rent a car. We made the mistake of riding theBus. Worst mistake ever!! We could've done so much more. *sob*

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