Waikiki Fun

Follow me on my weekend adventure for some Waikiki fun playing tourist, it reminded me why the world loves Hawaii so much.

Waikiki is magic! A born and raised Hawaii Girl, I will be the first to admit, I never really spent a lot of time in Waikiki. Most kama’ainas (locals) usually think its just for tourists or someplace you would go for a special occasion. Recently, I was lucky to be invited to the very chic boutique Waikiki Parc Hotel.

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Prince Kuhio

All of Hawaii celebrates Prince Kuhio Day on March 26th with the annual parade through Waikiki ending at Kapiolani Park where Hawaiian style entertainment and delicious food and so much cultural and fun activities celebrating Hawaii and everything Prince Kuhio loved. Kuhio Day is an official state holiday in the Island of Hawaii. As with any holiday, expect several government and local businesses and services to either be closed or operate with limited hours.

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Portuguese Man O’ War

The Portuguese Man O’ War (Physalia physalis), blah blah blah…Wikipedia has a very serious and boring definition.

They are blue bubbles floating on the surface of the water. Usually very small. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a blue bubble bigger than my fist ever. The bubble isn’t the dangerous part its the stinging tentacle that hangs below the bubble which is also blue, same color as the water, and sometimes several feet long. This means you usually don’t see what stung you until its way too late.

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