Beautiful Hawaii - Part 2
Here comes the second part of our Hawaii trip. In this part we've explored the night life, tried surfing, climbed Diamond head crater and explored new beaches all round Honolulu.
The next day we decided to explore Honolulu a little bit more. And first first of all went to the beach.
This is a very popular wedding place. Up to 5 couples got married there every day. Most of them are Japanese.
This place is really beautiful. Awesome weather, nature, civilisation. Can't really get any better than this..
Real paradise. Here is a view from the top!
Then we decided to drive a little bit further to find other beaches. This one is Hanauma bay where people go snorkelling.
But that day we weren't much interested in snorkelling so we drove further to see some other beaches.
Here is another one for instance. Just look at this view.
And I found a beach with huge waves just of shore. And like every guy this was a perfect place for a swim for me.
The waves were twice my height. At one point it seemed quite dangerous as well. But it was so much fun.
It's a shame I didn't have a surf board with me.
But it was quite amazing. I need at least few hours now.
Flying in the waves.
In most cases I got thrown back to the beach.
So we continued our journey. This is the shore scene where "Lost" was filmed.
As you can see they have lots of different sea life over there.
Views are astonishing.
One of the "must" things in Hawaii that we had to try was of course surfing. So this is what we did next.
At first we've had some education on the shore and then it was time to get into water.
Since I have s good experience in snowboarding it wasn't that difficult.
You just need to feel and know how to hold the balance and you'll be fine.
And of course what I beautiful place to learn surfing.
Of course this is what happens if you forget about the leg position and balance.
1.5 hours of surf lessons costs about 60$, plus 30$ for the photos if you wish of course. I certainly did. :)
By the end of the lesson I felt quite comfortable. At least on those small waves.
It was a great experience. So lets move on.
Interesting rainbow on the Honolulu background.
Some profile photos :)
Very stylish ATM machine. Hawaii style.
I wonder how much does it costs to rent such a car.
I found these sport items right on the street, so that people could train absolutely for free. Really neat.
The next place to visit was the famous Diamond Head state monument that you've already seen so many times on my photos.
In general Diamond head is an old crater.
Here you can see it from the top. This broad, saucer-shaped crater was formed about 300,000 years ago during a single, explosive eruption that sent ash and fine particles in the air.
Now you can climb it using trails and stairs at the end.
It takes you about 20 minutes to climb up if you are quite fit or about 40 minutes if you are a lazy one. But either way the view is really spectacular.
This Hawaii's most recognised landmark is known for its historic hiking trail, stunning coastal views, and military history.
The problem with this place is that it is quite popular which means thousands of tourists.
Just look at it. Old, young, everyone is here. And if I'm honest there isn't that much to see. We got bored in like 10 minutes and headed back down.
Danger - don't climb there. Yeah, right..
Last look at the Honolulu before climbing down. Beautiful town.
Trail back. A walk by the ocean.
The next place we were advised to visit was the National history and science museum or Bishop museum, which was ok. Not the best but quite interesting.
In general museum is very nice. Lots of Hawaii traditions, history, art.
Even a working volcano. :)
Walking down the center in Honolulu
As the evening came you must go the the beach once more to see the sunset. You can see why Honolulu is a paradise for surfers right?
Evening mood. So peaceful so beautiful.
It would be a shame not to take any photos.
So warm and peaceful.
As the sun sets the beach becomes more and more alive.
As the darkness came it became even more beautiful. Just look at it. Love this place.
Night streets of Honolulu.
Busy night life.
And here is another sunset.
New Hawaii style shirt :)
Every bike has a special place for a surfboard.
I think I know where all such postcards come from.
Typical symbol of Hawaii. An old Volkswagen hippie van with a local surfer waxing his board.
I definitely like this place.
Such a wonderful view. Gorgeous.
Last minute of this day light. Beautiful.
So it's time to enjoy the nightlife. Yes - this is Honolulu. As I already mentioned this isn't just another island with some palms and a beach. This is a huge city, real America.
Love this place. Great view on the night city life.
Check out the first part of this trip in case you've missed it.