Tourist in Hawaii

Honolulu – Day 6🌺
Tourist, a person who is traveling or visiting a place for pleasure.

Relaxing 😎

Started my day at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club’s private lagoon where the water is calm, clear and warm.

Spent the afternoon laying out, relaxing and chatting with Gwyn, Maggie and Mike, Texans from the Lone Star State.

Kālua is a traditional Hawaiian cooking method that utilizes an imu, a type of underground oven. The word “kālua” may also be used to describe the food cooked in this manner, such as kālua pig which is commonly served at lūʻau feasts and a favorite Hawaiian dish I enjoy. https://youtu.be/xgufF0JPQ30

Prime Rib, Teriyaki Chicken, Fish, Chicken Long rice, Kalua Pig, Poi, Lomi-Lomi Salmon, Haupia, Macaroni Salad, Vegetables, Rice and the 3 cakes (chocolate, haupia, guava)

My Luau Feast, Tourist Style

Hawaiian plate for me, kalua pig, lomi-lomi salmon, poi, chicken long rice, haupia, taro, macaroni salad and for dessert; guava cake, haupia cake and a chocolate cake.
My beverage of choice; Mai Tai 👍🏼

What better way to end a day in paradise than to view the most stunning sunset. https://youtu.be/cstSOUvwtok

Can you say …. “Aloha”! https://youtu.be/e_LbSRzW0Mg

The Hula is a beautiful dance using hand gestures and swaying motion that tells a story. Each graceful movement of Hula has a significant meaning. https://youtu.be/tIP–CW4skY

Polynesian Warriors perform a fire knife dance by twirling a burning nifo oti, a traditional Samoan cultural implement used in ceremonial dances. https://youtu.be/jQVa6j-UCr4

Aloha Oe was written by Queen Lili’uokalani (the last Hawaiian monarch) in 1878. Lili’uokalani intended this to be a love song but it ended up being a farewell song. … Twenty years later, she used this song as a farewell to Hawai’i as Hawai’i lost its independence and became part of the US. https://youtu.be/RnqaKz9C_zc

High Chief Sielu Avea & Polynesian Warriors

Today I experienced my hometown not as a Kamaaina (Hawaii resident), but as a visiting tourist to the islands. The aloha spirit lives on as I end my Tuesday with a shaka sign 🤙🏽 (the unmistakable pinky and thumb salute; the ultimate symbol of Aloha and local culture in Hawaii) along side my dear friend Maggie, the Chief and his Warriors.

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