I have four Honolulu trips this month, with a London sandwiched in the middle. I am just kicking back and enjoying the warm Hawaiian weather, and appreciating the cooling tradewinds. I have had my favorite room for the first two trips, overlooking the beautiful Moana Surfrider Hotel. The best sunset views on Waikiki Beach have been from my balcony.
I always enjoy walking along the beach, and something about the light this month has made for spectacular photos. All of my beach shots look like postcards!
Everyone was out enjoying the sunshine and the water.
I had planned on taking the trolley to the Farmer's Market at Kapi'olani Community College, erroneously thinking that it was there on Sunday. I guess I missed the part about it being the Saturday Farmer's Market. Duh.
I decided to take the bus to Chinatown instead, and check out the markets there. I went early on Sunday morning, but the streets were still very crowded with shoppers. I took the #2 bus on the way there, and returned on the #19 bus. The way home was much more scenic, passing by the Ala Moana shopping center, and much of Waikiki Beach. The #2 bus seemed to pass through the industrial part of town, without much of interest along the way. It does pass by the Asian Cultural Plaza, which would be interesting to check out sometime.
My friend, Erika, who grew up in Hawaii, had told me to sample the delicious manapua. I had no idea what these were, so my side mission was to discover what they were and where they were available. I had searched them out online, and discovered that they were part of the Chinese heritage of Hawaii. This is probably the best website about their history on the islands,