Categories: Sightseeing / Travel

Very first day in Hawaii

Within minutes of landing at Honolulu International Airport last month, it hits me how different Hawaii is.  For one, the climate:  warm air with a moist, wet breeze.  The second thing is seeing their cultural influences.  Take, for example…

Flight Information monitor in a wooden frame
Doubt I’ll see something similar in another airport

Hawaiian Airline planes
The tail logo is of Pualani (she’s the “Flower of the Sky”)

Women’s bathroom signage

Hawaiian leis and bead necklaces near baggage claim

I had been warned about the hideous traffic in Honolulu, so you can imagine my surprise of arriving at the hotel in Waikiki in no time at all.

We stayed here.  Our room was small but comfortable.  We were going to be spending most of our time exploring the island, and the room perfectly met our needs of sleeping and showering.

Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach

It was still daylight, and 16 hours of traveling was not going to stop me from a wee bit of sightseeing in the land of paradise. :p

Standing in front of the hotel entrance looking southeast on Kuhio Avenue

These ABC (Convenience) Stores are everywhere in Honolulu

Nice bus stop awning

Ukulele shop at the hotel

Near the back entrance of the hotel (just to the left of the Courtyard sign); valet stand is on the right
I’ve switched places in the next photo

…Super close to the back entrance now
I love the bench and palm trees

Strangely enough, there was no one around during this photo….but it’s usually packed, especially during the day

I hope you’re ready for Hawaii overload.  You’ve been officially warned.  I have lots and lots of pics to share.

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