- I've arrived in Hawaii
10.04.2011 - 10.04.2011 30 °C
I took the flight from New Zealand to Fiji, where I had a stopover for 6 1/2 hours, so what can you do at the airport then?
Hit the beach
I didn't want to be stucked at the airport for that long, so I decided to get out of there and in to the town, beach and explore a bit of Fiji as well. I met a guy from the states on the airport, so we decided to take a taxi together from the airport to Nadi town. Unfortunately since it was a sunday everything in the city was closed, so then we decided to drive to the beach, but then guess what. It started to rain, and it was pouring down, so we decided then to go to a place called Port Denarau and se the harbor there, do some souvenir shopping and have a beer. We stayed there for a couple of hours before we went back to the airport and continue the travel. My impression of Fiji is that they are way to friendly. Yeah, it's actually possible to be to friendly, because then you start kind of pushing other people. But still I really want to go back there and explore the real Fiji, which in to go to the smaller Islands.
Hard Rock Cafe at Port Denarau, we where at a pub next door
Beautiful sunset at Port Denarau
And then some other pictures I found on internet from different places in Fiji (just to show you how beautiful it is there)
Back in time
I left Fiji with the plane at 10 PM, but guess what, when I arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii the time was 7 AM in the morning. Doesn't sound to special, but the special thing is that it was the same day and I got a second sunday. This is because I crossed the time-border from the easternmost point of the world and got into the westernmost point in stead. So the time difference between Fiji and Hawaii is 22 hours.
Honolulu is the most known place in Hawaii and it's located on the island Oahu. This is also where you find Pearl Harbour. Waikiki is the place I was staying at and yeah, you could tell that it was a big tourist place. High hotels, a lot of restaurants, souvenirs and people all over the place.
Relax or maybe not
I thought I was gonna relax and just be at the beach the whole time, maybe surf a bit as well in Hawaii, but when I planned what to do there it ended up with a lot to do and only one relaxing beach-day.
Rainforest, waterfalls, North shore, Polynesian Cultural Centre, Dolphin-trip, hula and ukulele-lessons, volcano-craters and a couple of long hikes is some of the things to summary my week in paradise. But it's all coming up in the next two posts.
So then it's just one thing to say and thats Aloha!
- Andy -