Feb 152010

So today, I woke up a bit late…  it’s strange how people wake up so early here and the town is practically dead by 8pm.  I got up at 2pm today hoping to make it out to Diamond Head crater but after going to two wrong bus stops I finally made it.  Unfortunately it was too late to get up the crater, they don’t allow people up past 4:30 so I had to turn back and go back to the hotel.  The blister is holding out okay for now.  Tomorrow…. off to the aquarium.  I’ll catch the crater another day when I go up for the tour.


Feb 142010

I decided to go to the Honolulu Zoo today and I got a big blister on my heel because I decided to walk there.  I made a stop at Waikiki beach and take some pics.  First thing I noticed about Kalakaua Ave on my way to the zoo was how much it was like Vegas without the casinos.  I see expensive big name shops everywhere.  I dunno if that’s for me, I went to Hawaii for some tropical relaxation but I found that everything is easily ignored with the warm weather, palm trees and clear water.  The Zoo was rather interesting because I haven’t been to one since I was a child when the Stanley Park Zoo was still around.  Kinda sad since the Greater Vancouver Zoo is a 45 min drive away.  I didn’t get to see the Lion or the Cheetah because they were hiding in the shade but there were plenty of other animals that I haven’t seen before like the ostrich and the giraffe.  I have to say that the cutest thing I saw there was the klipspringer, it’s basically a cuter smaller mountain goat….  and the meerkats

Now… what to do about this blister…


Feb 132010

Here’s a few pics I snapped while out on the first day.  I arrived later than I thought due to a delay in Vancouver.  Got on my plane and had to wait for almost an hour because they thought they’d be nice and deliver a part for a plane in Honolulu so I had to wait for the thing to clear customs.  I checked in at roughly midnight.  Walked out and grabbed a mahi mahi tuna sandwich and went to bed.

The time zone change was strange, I thought I had slept in pretty late but it was only 10am.  This being the first day of eight, I figure I’d just take it easy and get a feel for the place.  I went out for a few hours, walked to the Ala Moana Center to have a lunch of ice cold ramen.  It was pretty hot out there, roughly 25 degrees so I thought it was refreshing.  Afterward, I took a stroll to Waikiki beach for a bit and grabbed a 6 pack on the way back.  I got back to the hotel at 4pm because I figured they would show the Olympic opening ceremony live but no, it wasn’t on til about now… 8pm…  oh well