Why I love Oahu too....

Old Jul 23rd, 2004, 07:37 PM
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Why I love Oahu too....

1. Strolling waikiki beaches at night in front of hotels listening to surf and live music..

2. Luau fun with lots of people and beautiful young girls and men...

3. Shaved ice on a hot afternoon...

4. Dukes on friday night for fun and dancing

5. Going to Don Ho show to make sure he is still alive...

6. Going to Magic of Polynesia show to be amazed at illusions and dancing...

7. Smelling pulmerias...

8. Taking bus around the island and stopping where I want to discover new areas...

9. Martini at top of ala moana hotel or hanohano room atop the sheraton..

10. Drink at "House without a Key" at halekulani or mai tai at royal hawaiian at sunset..

11. Visit to Shangrila-Doris Duke estate to relive era of someone though wacky loved hawaii...

12. Cruise along coast on star of honolulu boat at night munching on buffet and staring at city lights..

13. Goto massage college in lanikai and have a massage and then lounge on beach...

14. avoid people who say waikiki sucks and just smile gt;))
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Old Jul 23rd, 2004, 08:55 PM
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For me, #7 would be changed to "ginger." Looooooove the smell of ginger flowers!

I'd also like to add sunsets at Magic Island. And July sunrises....every morning this month I've rolled out of bed to an incredible panorama of colors unfolding over a glassy blue Pacific Ocean. (OK at this point I'm just bragging!)

Right on, tanman. Oahu loves you too!
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Old Jul 23rd, 2004, 11:36 PM
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Best white sand beaches for swimming!
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Old Jul 24th, 2004, 03:48 AM
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MelissaHl -- you're killing us here! Put a lid on it!!!>

Ahhhhhhh, Oahu! Wish I were there!
 
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Lovely Oahu . . .

The constant coming and going of Waikiki

Historical downtown.

The beautiful beaches of the North Shore.

Chinatown!

I still miss you Oahu!

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Old Jul 24th, 2004, 03:08 PM
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Watching the waves on the North Shore in wintertime

the view from up on the Tantalus

Strolling the tourist zone in Waikiki--where else do you find Rodeo Drive meets Ocean City boardwalk?

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Old Jul 24th, 2004, 03:41 PM
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I love that there's no way you can see or do it all in one trip, that leaves great excuses to go back again and again and again...
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Old Jul 24th, 2004, 04:07 PM
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I love the lobby of the Moana Surfrider, I can imagine being there circa 1920....
I have had the very same people who tell me they love going to Vegas say they hate Waikiki because it is too commercial and over developed!!!!
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Old Jul 24th, 2004, 04:11 PM
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Taking a sailing cruise out of Waikiki and viewing the island from the water. So amazing to see a big city coming out of the water with the mountains and clouds in the background!
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Old Jul 25th, 2004, 10:36 AM
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Luscious pineapple
Macadamia nut pie
Coral jewelry
Rainbows
View of the ocean in one direction and the mountains in the other
Old memories of getting off the plane to join my husband who had been in Korea for a year, seeing the gorgeous tropical scenery for the first time, a year of weekends at the beach and potluck dinners with other young couples, the birth of our daughter--it's my magic place.

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Watching 4,745 glorious sunsets (13 years on Oahu), and still looking for my first green flash...

Walking from my apartment in Pualei Circle through Kapiolani Park to get to the beach.

Making lifelong friends.

The Iolani Palace.

Kawaiahao Church's Hawaiian & English services on Sundays.

The old Willows Restaurant

The view from Tantalus

Eating dim sum downtown

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii & The Brothers Cazimiero & Concerts at the Waikiki Shell

The Christmas lights in Downtown Honolulu.

Eating eggs benedict at brunch at the Tahitian Lanai...sadly now gone as well...

Remembering being on Waikiki Beach my very first day living on Oahu, and thinking life doesn't get any better than this.


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Old Jul 26th, 2004, 09:09 AM
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tanman, I love to laugh and you made me roflmao at #5.
Also, tanman you and the others have convinced me to spend several days on Oahu either on the way to or from Kauai, May, 2005.
 
Old Jul 26th, 2004, 12:21 PM
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1. Strolling Waikiki Beach as the sun goes down and the lights come up at the resorts, with the sound of the music wafting out to the water.........

2. Swimming at Sans Souci Beach at the New Otani Kaimana

3. The panoramic view from the oceanview jr. suites at the New Otani, of the ocean, the city lights and Diamond Head as night falls.

4. The evening show at the Polynesian Cultural Center



 
Old Jul 26th, 2004, 02:01 PM
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ALL of the above, plus---

Snorkeling at Hanama Bay.

Everything about the North Shore.

Double rainbows.

Fresh pineapple ice cream.

The Arizona Memorial and Punchbowl National Cemetery.

The incredible local musicians (at least we can take their music home with us!).

Sunset ceremonies.

And...the view of Waikiki from a parasail!

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Old Jul 26th, 2004, 02:35 PM
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#3...Shave Ice, not Shaved Ice.

I live in Waikiki...Ala Moana Blvd. with Ocean, City, Canal and Mountain views. Can't wait to move out. Maybe a nice place for a visit, but not to live. Why anyone would come to Honolulu for a vacation rather then Kauai is beyond me.
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Old Jul 26th, 2004, 02:46 PM
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travelsmart, this thread is called Why I love Oahu, too. I live in metro Honolulu on the edge of Waikiki and I love it. In fact, I was wading in the water in Waikiki yesterday thinking, "Hey, this is pretty nice!" (and yes, I fought the traffic for the Ukulele Festival.)
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Old Jul 30th, 2004, 01:14 PM
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I've been to Kauai, travelsmart, and while it "is" nice, I much prefer Oahu!

Different strokes for different folks.
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Old Jul 30th, 2004, 01:39 PM
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I hate crowded sidewalks, high rises that block the views of the beach and commercialism. So why did I LOVE Waikiki?! It's hard to describe until you experience it.
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Old Jul 31st, 2004, 12:26 AM
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Fun thread tanman!

The contrast of watching surfers standing barefoot w/ their boards at a stoplight on Kalakaua Avenue.

Dusk at Kuhio Beach Park w/ all the tikis lit & waves of Hawaiian music all around...

Young & older ladies doing hula dance.

Strolling Chinatown.

Soft showers & duoble rainbows...

Driving the windward coast in no hurry...

Fresh produce stands along the road on the north shore...

Sunset Beach in Nov/Dec watching the Triple Crown of Surfing!

Being mesmerized by watching enormous waves close out.

Shelling @ Ke Iki.

Breaching whales...

Falling asleep to the crashing surf.

Floral fragrance everywhere... I'm w/ you Melissa, ohhh the smell of ginger!
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Old Jul 31st, 2004, 09:28 AM
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Shopping at the Crazy Shirts Outlet and Aloha Stadium.

Watching surfing on the Northshore.

Matsumoto's for Shaved Ice.
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