My Hawaii

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    Jun 22, 2011 4:33 AM GMT
    Hi guys! I haven't posted a topic in our travel section in a while and I thought I might start doing a series of topics sharing my traveling experiences with my beloved fellow RJers. So in this installment I will be posting stuff about my recent two trips to Hawaii. Hope you guys enjoy! They're really Just pictures.

    Hanauma Bay: Located on the Windward (*edit: Southeast) part of Oahu. This volcanic crater is a great spot for snorkeling because the natural barrier reefs provides tide-breakers. It has really clear blue water.

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    More of the beautiful windward shore of Oahu. This is on the way to the Makapuu lookout, I believe...icon_confused.gif
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    LOL! I saw this on the streets of Waikiki and I thought it was really funny so I took the picture.
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    This concludes the picture Oahu portion of the trip. Next slides will be videos. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 22, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    Byodo-in temple:

    This is located in the more central region of the Oahu island. It is a replica of a Japanese Temple. Byodo-in I think means something about equality...




    This is the view from the penthouse of Sheraton Kaiulani hotel. DO NOT STAY HERE. It sucked. The last part that you see the beautiful white building is the Westin Moana Surfrider. They have the BEST SPA on the island. I cannot believe how beautiful that spa was. If you go, I highly recommend it.



    This is the view from the Sheraton Waikiki. This hotel is better than the Sheraton Kaiulani. The lobby is beautiful. There are a lot of Japanese tourists here though...icon_confused.gif Sorry for my voice cracking at the end. It was the last day of the vacation and I was a little upset. (and I'm sorry for my gay as fuck voice)



    Next stop: Maui.
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    Jun 22, 2011 5:47 AM GMT
    Maui:

    OK there isn't that much pictures that I have from Maui. It's going to be mostly videos. So it'll be more on the next post.

    Maui Tropical Plantation:
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    I took this picture outside of Lahaina at a restaurant called Mala. It was on my birthday. Remember I told you guys that this is one of the most BEUATIFUL place that I have ever been to? Well, you can see why:
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    Four Seasons Wailea Resort. This is a beautiful Four Seasons.
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    Makena Beach: This is south of Waliea, located at the Leeward Southwest short of Maui. It has two parts: big beach and little beach. Little beach is the nude and gay friendly one. The pic that you see is the Big beach. I'm not teasing by the way; I didn't get to go to the little beach either! icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 22, 2011 12:04 PM GMT
    Wow great pictures of hawaii! Would luv to go there some day. Sexy voice too, i believe that was the first time i heard ya E! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 22, 2011 1:11 PM GMT
    lovely pictures!
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    Jun 22, 2011 1:14 PM GMT
    I just got back from Waikiki a few weeks ago. I love Hawaii!
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    Jun 22, 2011 1:17 PM GMT
    Haha. You see, it's difficult to take a bad picture in Hawaii. There are more beauty per square meter than probably anywhere in the world.

    I'll post more soon.

    A preview what's coming up:

    Video files on Maui. icon_biggrin.gif
    Video files on the Big Island. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 22, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    I have regular dreams about swimming in Hanauma Bay. So many beautiful sights in HI but snorkeling there is etched in my mind forever. I've never seen such a concentration of exotic fish in any other dive or snorkel spot.

    My soul belongs on those islands.
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    Jun 22, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    So sorry you didn't get to go to Little Beach. Have spent many fun afternoons there!
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    Jun 23, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    OK so here are the rest: Videos from Maui


    Maui Tropical Plantation: This is located very close to the Iao Valley. It is a really beautiful place, located at Wailuku. They have a train-cart tour that tells you all about the tropical plants.

    Damn I just watched it again. How gay do I sound?! Just turn down the volume (aka my annoying commentary) and enjoy the view. icon_smile.gif



    Iao Valley: The locals call this valley the needle because it is actually pretty sharp. Unfortunately that day when we went to see it, it was raining so the visual was not as great as it could have been.



    Four Seasons Maui at Wailea: This is the hotel that we stayed at. It was actually pretty pretentious. I didn't like it because I think it was overpriced, but the service really is first rate. They treat you like a member of the royal family.


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    Jun 23, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    This makes me miss my home and Ohana over there :-(
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    Jun 23, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    Kanaka24 saidThis makes me miss my home and Ohana over there :-(


    Aww babe. When I visit Hawaii next time I'll let you know icon_wink.gif We'll go to Hula's and have a good time and watch guys drool over you =)
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    Jun 24, 2011 4:06 AM GMT
    OK. Last stop: The Big Island.

    This is by far the most beautiful place on earth I have ever been to, and I have been to a lot of places. I think this is where mother nature pulled out her best work. It is really visually stunning everywhere. Everyday when I was there I was just filled with awe and appreciation. The catchphrase I kept saying everyday was, "Just another perfect day in paradise." Yes it is THAT amazing and beautiful. I will come back again again and again.



    Akaka Falls. The drive up to this fall is actually very pretty.




    Kapaa State Park.


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    Jun 25, 2011 1:21 PM GMT
    Fantastic - thanks for posting!
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jun 25, 2011 1:32 PM GMT
    I went to Maui for a week and it was amazing. Best, most extravagant vacation of my life (so far), and my work practically paid for everything! Thank god for conferences in Hawaii!
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    Jul 01, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    omg, hawaii looks amazing
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    Jul 07, 2011 8:07 AM GMT
    Wow, your photos are amazing. Making me want to visit Hawaii someday soon. Haven't been back in years! Dx
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    Jul 07, 2011 11:38 AM GMT
    a_x777 saidWow, your photos are amazing. Making me want to visit Hawaii someday soon. Haven't been back in years! Dx

    icon_biggrin.gif. Thanks. I actually didn't that many photos. It's really just difficult to take a bad photo in Hawaii. =)

    Next up (as a new thread). I will be posting my trip to china in several installments. There are just way too many pictures (+100 for me to organize them). I know I promised some of my buddies so I'm sorry I haven't posted it yet!
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    Jul 10, 2011 4:50 PM GMT
    You have the pictures of the Waimea Pasteurs in Big Island? That's where I was born hence my SN.

    Loved the pics btw.
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:53 AM GMT

    *bump*

    Sorry for the bump but I just came across this nifty video about Hawaii, and I don't feel I should just start a thread just because of one vid. So I am posting it in this ol' thread of mine.



    enjoy!
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
    These are beautiful. I wanna go!
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
    Hey Now! Why didn't you bring me along on this AMAZING trip?? That looks awesome!
  • kane469

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    Aug 24, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    Aloha...you might want to consider rewriting description and location of the beaches, for example, Hanauma Bay is at the southern end of the island not far from Diamond Head...but nice photos of the special places on O'ahu. Thanks.
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    Aug 24, 2011 3:08 AM GMT
    swmrh911 saidHey Now! Why didn't you bring me along on this AMAZING trip?? That looks awesome!

    LOL! Sure I'm going again on January. We can go out and party with Kanaka24


    kane469 saidAloha...you might want to consider rewriting description and location of the beaches, for example, Hanauma Bay is at the southern end of the island not far from Diamond Head...but nice photos of the special places on O'ahu. Thanks.


    fix'd. glad you liked the photos. icon_biggrin.gif
  • davidsticky69

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    Aug 24, 2011 2:04 PM GMT
    A trip to Hawaii shall be on the top of my wish list to Santa this December.