Borders & Bucket Lists

Crossing Over Borders and Off Bucket Lists

Date archives August 2016

Hawaii / North America

The Greek Festival of Honolulu: A Festival of the Gods

Greek Festival of Honolulu

Hawaii is always described as a melting pot of different cultures, but, let’s be real, it’s always thought of as a melting pot of Asian cultures.  I’ve even written quite a bit about the influence of the Asian cultures in Hawaii in my posts on Chinatown and the Japanese Byodo-In Temple.  However, there are other cultures in Hawaii that, while they have smaller populations, have an influential presence, like the Greeks.  Just this past weekend, Honolulu’s annual Greek Festival took place at Ala Moana Beach Park, and, as precedented by years past, my family and I stopped by.​

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Hawaii / North America

My Rainy, Muddy, Spontaneous Manoa Falls Hike

Manoa Falls Tree Arch

…so this isn’t really how the hike started, but wouldn’t it be cool if it started with this awesome tree arch?!…

Monday morning, I woke up to a bunch of texts and phone calls from some friends telling me that they were going to hike Manoa Falls that morning.  I’d wanted to go on a hike the entire summer, but it just hadn’t happened.  But that day, it was going to happen.

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Hawaii / North America

A Photo Post on Chinatown Waikiki

Smith Street Sign Chinatown Waikiki

My family and I took a trip into Chinatown Waikiki this week, and it was a shock to all of the senses.  We were constantly getting moved around by the crowd of shoppers speaking in rapid Chinese and ending up by booths that smelled distinctly like Asian markets.  Although I can only share the visual stimuli with you over this blog, I hope you enjoy!
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Hawaii / North America

Downtown Waikiki: The Ultimate Tourist Hub

 This summer, my goal has been to have new experiences and, in the process, I’ve explored most of the island of Oahu.  I’ve pretty much covered the entire island in the past couple of months, from Kaneohe and Laie in Discovering the Northeast Side of Oahu, Hawaii to Ko Olina on the West side of the island in A Secret Lagoon in Ko Olina, Hawaii.  However, until just a few days ago, I had yet to immerse myself in the ultimate tourist hub of the island: downtown Waikiki.

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