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Day 30 - Waikiki, Hawaii

My new favourite place!

sunny 26 °C
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Waking up in Waikiki Honolulu was lovely this morning, the sticky feel of the air, the smell of the sea and the sun, no wonder Aussies enjoy coming to Hawaii for holidays, it really is lovely.

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This is the view we woke up to this morning at the Hyatt Place Waikiki, a relaxed and lovely hotel, that so far seems great, unpretentious, well resourced and with great inclusions such as breakfast and free wifi. The lobby has a gift shop and convenience store that doesn't charge hotel prices, breakfast was served by the pool this morning!

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After we ate, we wandered down the street to buy some thongs (no need for them in freezing weather so far!) and for some typical souvenirs - an Obama bobble head, a hula girl dash board dancer, Hawaiian dresses, lei's - one and a half grumpy teens complained so Hubby took them back to the hotel while Teen2 and I explored the shops.
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Then a trip to the beach, we hired a stand up paddle board and while we were coasting out on the water we saw a turtle's head bob up beside us...... There were quite a few swimming around underneath us..... It was magical.

Here is a photo of the view from our beach towel!

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Then lunch and a fresh flower lei from Aunty Bella's Lei stand.

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On our way back to the hotel, we found a fruit and food market that runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings 4-9pm, after watching sunset from our balcony (a slight glimpse of the sun) we headed back to the market to pick up a fresh coconut to drink/eat, some Chinese skewers and the best burritos the boys have eaten so far!!

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Goodnight from Waikiki!

Posted by Auggiesfamily 00:04 Archived in USA

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Slightly different clothes to what you had on in New York and Washington DC.

View looks fabulous.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday, nice to see you all on Skype tonight.

Love Dad and Mum

by Joy Collier

Have a wonderful time in beautiful Hawaii. Make sure you fit in lots of shopping :) love Dan xxx

by Danielle

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