Honolulu - The Return.....
Trip Start Dec 29, 2009
43Trip End Jun 22, 2010
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We arrived at the Ohana Beachcomber which is just 300 paces to the beach (so they claim, i didn't check) checked our bags and guess what? went down the beach. Waikiki beach was packed but we didn't care so we found a spot, laid out the towels and soaked up some more sun. A perfect spot to finish another book and watch the world go by.
That night we went down Chinatown for an early celebration of Chinese new year. We walked around a little following the noise and excitement of the Chinese dragons chasing fire crackers until we saw a pub that had its entire veranda covered with unexploded fire crackers. That caught our attention and so we went in and checked it out. The locals were very friendly and told us that later on the "dragons" will come inside the pub chasing away evil spirits and collecting one dollar bills
The next day we recovered from the night before and just lazed around Waikiki beach. Shell managed to score a rental surfboard from this guy who had had enough surfing for that day. She found out why just after a little while as the board was a piece of crap. Dings on both rails, chunks of fibreglass missing, and she got a rash on her arms from paddling the "log" around.
We had lunch down at an all you can eat place called "Perry's Smorgy" for $10 it was cool. Inside we saw some sumo's that must of been on holiday so we grabbed a table next to them. We met a lady called Tomoko from Japan and she asked if we could take a photo of her with the sumo's. Tomoko said they were myozuma class sumo's which are basically the juniors of the sport. They were still big boys though
We booked a snorkeling tour Hanauma bay for Sunday morning. We couldn't wait to snorkel and old crater.
Unfortunately when we arrived at Hanauma Bay on sunday the beach was closed due to Jellyfish. We couldn't believe it! Closed due to Jellyfish, Shelley still believes that the real reason was that the guys working would rather be watching the super bowl and made up the jellyfish story. Matt our tour guide couldn't believe it either so he took us all on a mini tour of the SE of the island. We got back to hotel and waited for the Super bowl to come on. I don't really follow American football but i must admit that the super bowl was a great game with the New Orleans Saints overcoming the Indianapolis Colts. We were stoked as New Orleans was the next city for us to visit and would be going off!