One of my daughters described Waikiki and honolulu as being like San Francisco or New York, but with nice beaches and mountains. She wasn't too far off.
I just have to show off my tour guide Hawaiian (that's the Hawaiian language as taught by the tour guides). Wai means water, I believe specifically fresh water. Waikiki means splashing or gurgling water .... Waikiki was a swampy area with lots of springs. Today there's the Alawai Canal that drains Waikiki and keeps it dry so they can extract the tourist bucks.
This set of pictures are not only of Waikiki, but also all the stuff that didn't fit elsewhere. Let's start off with a picture of our little group.
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