Aloha from Honolulu Hawaii!
Aloha from Honolulu Hawaii!
This week was a productive week. Last week I sent my passport to the Colombian Embassy in San Francisco to get my business visa and it was suppose to be delivered on Monday by FedEx but when I tracked it, it wasn’t showing a scan what so ever. After contacting the Embassy, I was told it was placed in the FedEx box Friday and a Saturday deliver sticker was placed on it; therefore, should have been delivered on Saturday. Well on Monday, I tracked it again and it finally scanned into FedEx system. My passport is my life line and I can’t move about without it. Anyways, it arrived that Tuesday, the following day. Whew! What a scare. While all of this drama about my passport was going down, I was praying that my job would not call me out for an International trip. This is basically what we fly in Seattle. Lucky, I got a trip to Hawaii where my passport wasn’t needed.
The weather on the Island of Oahu was nice. It was sunny, partly cloudy and a chance of rain but it never happened. My layover was at the Ala Moana Hotel; Honolulu’s landmark hotel. In this area there is something fun for everyone. Nearby you have Waikiki Beach and the Ala Moana beach park, in both places people are picnicking, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, windsurfing and a new thing called stand up paddling. Whatever floats your boat!
Inside the Ala Moana Hotel
Hawaii is always a fun place for me to visit. I start my day off with a cup of Hawaiian coffee, sit on the balcony for a couple of hours to get some sun and take photos of the landscape and the people. Later in the day, I go out and take a stroll on the beach and continue with my photographing of tourists and locals. There is not just one kind of tourists that find their way to Hawaii in the summer; Honolulu attracts people from all walks of life.
Funning in the Sunshine!
Picnicking in the Park
A walk on the beach
After the beach I go on a sightseeing tour around the town. There are a lot of small shops with a variety of all kinds of goods. If you are looking for fashion, Honolulu is a good place to shop for designer wear, handbags and accessories, made of top quality. If you are into artwork, the galleries offer amazing art work and statues.
For dinning Honolulu have a lot of outstanding restaurants and bars with extensive menus offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is something for everyone’s taste. Every night the hotel features karaoke or live music from local talent. There is a mixed crowd of musicians playing Rock, Blues, Soul and Hawaiian music. Friendly bartenders are happy to serve you drinks and cocktails. Dinners are served on request. You can drink, dine, sing and dance, all in one location.
Next up is a trip to the grocery store to purchase the all purpose grind gourmet coffee. This coffee is freshly roasted in Hawaii. It is grown on the Big Island’s Kona Coast because of the perfect growing conditions throughout the year. It is blended with the finest Arabica beans. It comes in many different blends. My favorites are the Chocolate or Vanilla Macadamia Nut.
Enjoy your stay in Hawaii!