random honolulu

February 8th, 2015 / by / in: travel / No responses

This is my last entry about Honolulu! Which is good, because I have a lot of things to post about my more recent adventure in Asia! So here are a bunch of photos that didn’t fit anywhere else. Mostly they all depress me since it’s minus a million degrees and snowing right […]

foster botanical garden

February 7th, 2015 / by / in: travel / No responses

I have a thing for tropical flowers and Mike likes nature everything, so we visited the Foster Botanical Garden while we were in Honolulu. It was pretty much empty when we went, so we had all the flowers and plants to ourselves. Apparently it’s the oldest garden in Honolulu. I […]

japanese immigration

February 7th, 2015 / by / in: travel / No responses

A BRIEF INTERLUDE ABOUT FAMILY HISTORY! While we were at the Foster Botanical Garden in Honolulu (more on that in this entry), I came across this replica of the Great Buddha in Kamakura and thought it was interesting. The statue was built to commemorate 100 years of Japanese immigration to Hawaii. My family actually […]

the modern honolulu

February 7th, 2015 / by / in: hotels / No responses

When we were in Honolulu, we stayed at The Modern Honolulu. Honolulu is a bit of time warp as far as hotels are concerned and most rooms look like they came straight out of the 70s. I had originally booked the Hilton but decided I just didn’t want to stay […]

diamond head

January 10th, 2015 / by / in: travel / No responses

While we were in Honolulu, we decided to hike up Diamond Head. If you are like me (generally unfit and dislike strenuous activities), fear not, because it’s a very easy hike. If 80-year-old Japanese grandmas can do it, you can too. The views at the top are worth it! My […]

how to only eat japanese food in honolulu

November 27th, 2014 / by / in: food / No responses

I went to Honolulu intending to eat only Japanese food. I mostly succeeded! Waikiki seems to be about 95% Japanese people and everything (EVERYTHING) is in Japanese and English. You could definitely go to Waikiki as a Japanese person without knowing a single word of English and be totally fine. […]

mahalo hawaii

May 29th, 2011 / by / in: travel / 2 Responses

So what does one do when they have less than one day to spend in Honolulu? We left Toronto at 10am on Saturday and had about 12 hours of sitting-on-the-plane flying time. (You can read about the magical mystery tour flight here.) We arrived at around 7pm and our flight […]

flight to honolulu

May 24th, 2011 / by / in: travel / 2 Responses

My flights to Hawaii were surprisingly fun. I mean, it helped that I was upgraded, but do most people call spending 12 hours sitting on an airplane fun? I’m a weirdo, I know. I always fill out my US customs card in the cab on the way to the airport. […]