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Oahu, Hawaii (continued)

February 6, 2016
Hawaii

Oahu is famous not only because of its landscapes, beaches, and beautiful hula dancers, but also for Pearl Harbor. There, on the morning of December 7, 1941 the US Pacific Naval Base was attacked by the Japanese pilots, which led United Stated to join the WWII. If you are keen about history this is a place you will love to visit. Pearl Harbor tours offer you the chance to explore the interior of the Bowfin Submarine, World War 2 exhibitions, historic museums, USS Arizona Memorial, and USS Missouri Battleship.

Some Facts:

  • Memorial Arizona is placed on top of the wreck of USS Arizona Battleship
  • A myth goes that the fuel leak from USS Arizona represents the tears of those who remained to lay for eternity on the bottom of the ocean along with the battleship
  • Ironically, a large percentage of tourists who visit the memorial come from Japan.

From the sophisticated chef’s choice meals with even more intricate names to foods in its simplest style served by the small local restaurants, Oahu can accommodate  the pickiest gourmand ever. Located in the middle of Pacific there is no wonder why the seafood tastes so heavenly yummy.

Some Facts:

  • In Hawaiian culture people eat poi with their meals, but they will serve rice to visitors                                                                       Poi is a  Hawaiian food which is made from the underground plant stem or corm of the taro plant. 
  • For a refreshing coconut mojito cocktail and delicious regional foods visit Duke’s Canoe Club 🙂
  • For an excellent dinner on the beach try Azure restaurant
  • The seafood is fresh as fresh can get (most of the time caught and served the same day)

The road to Big Kahuna Luau Party opens stunning aerial sights of Honolulu and its  rainforest surroundings. At the arrival, on the top of the mountain you are welcomed with the well known Hawaiian flower lei, appetizers, and Mai Tai cocktails. The experience overall is dedicated to familiarize tourists with Hawaiian culture, food, dance, and customs. Before the show starts, visitors have the chance to learn basic Hula moves,  to make their own lei garland, and to get a “tattoo” which represents classic elements. A major component of a Luau is the Imu Ceremony, that involves an earth oven(imu), and is one of the most ancient ways of cooking. At the Luau party, Imu is used to cook the kalua pig (kalua means “to cook in an underground oven”), which is then served to the guests of the ceremony. The Honolulu Ridge Estate location offers amazing panoramic views of Oahu’s south shore and a breathtaking sunset over the ocean, which makes it a top destination among island’s tourists.

 

After spending few days in a place like Hawaii it is difficult to believe that haven it’s just a myth. What do you think?

I am looking forward to hear from you,

Victoria

 

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  • tots2travel February 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I like reminders about historic locations. One day hopefully I will make it there.

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