Hawaii part II
Trip Start May 26, 1999
8Trip End Jun 20, 2005
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On Wednesday, we went to the Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore. The area was divided into sections featuring each island culture. There was also an IMAX film on aquatic life. I wish we had more time to explore, but we would be returning (we have a 2-day pass, I think). The guy in charge of the Samoan section was hilarious. He and his co-horts had a sort of comedic show going on that involved climbing palm trees and getting milk from coconuts. My favorite section was Tahiti because they are awesome dancers. That evening, there was a show called Horizons, which had each culture showing off their native dances and music
The next day we just chilled on the beach. I was happy because I've been wanting to relax and play in the water ever since I got here. We went to the beach closest to the condo, which had less people. I still haven't gone surfing or bodyboarding yet.
Yesterday was the best day of the trip. We went ocean kayaking at Waimea Falls Park, also on the North Shore. Mom kept freaking out over the possibility that Eric and I, who were sharing a kayak, would flip over. It was fine since our guides/instructors were very competent (and hot ^_~). Eric and I did argue a lot over who was doing more work and which way to go. Although we didn't go in sync, we manage to make it without any accidents. It was quite a work-out, especially when we got out into the open ocean. I hate having glasses, but it was better than not seeing things. Still, salt water splashing on them was annoying
After the kayaking trip, we went back to the PCC. On our way, we passed lot of surfing spots (it's the North Shore after all, but summer is off-season) and a motocross track. One day hopefully, I'll be at those places. At the PCC, we saw a canoe pageant of all the cultures. Then Eric and I got Maori tattoos...well, paint with a Maori pattern. We also learned about Tahitian dance and hula, which are two totally different things. Tahitian dance is the one with crazy hip motions while hula is slower and a lot like sign language.
Tonight we're making the long-ass overnight trip home. I'll be glad to have my own room again (and be able to sleep in), but I'm definitely gonna miss Hawaii. I'll be back so alooooha!