honolulu, hawaii part II

We took public transportation to Liliha Bakery where their famous for their coco puffs and hot butter rolls. Good thing we went a little early, and beat the brunch crowd.

Liliha Bakery
515 North Kuakini Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
808.531.1651

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honolulu, hawaii part I

Hawaii is everything I expected it to be, and more. And yes, it was my first time visiting! The moment I stepped foot off the plane, the air just felt different. And it’s not because I had traveled from the weird, unpredictable San Francisco weather to sunny, blue skies either. Hawaii just felt more relaxed, and for the first time in a long while, I actually felt like I was on vacation. It took us a good while to get to our hotel since it was located across the street from the Wakiki Beach, and we didn’t taxi it; instead, we bused it. It was just more economical this way.

Waiola Shaved Ice
2135 Waiola Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
808.949.2269

Ramen Nakamura
2141 Kalakaua Avenue Suite 1
Honolulu, HI 96815
808.922.7960

Tanaka of Tokyo Central
2250 Kalakaua Avenue 4th Fl
Honolulu, HI 96815
808.922.4702

cal academy part I

Academy of Sciences is a great place to photograph creatures. My most beloved animal is the albino alligator; I believe he has a battle scar since he got tore up by the other alligator (who no longer shares the space with him for obvious reasons). Very vicious. He’s missing a “finger.”

My favorite place at the Academy is the rainforest. Who doesn’t love humidity? I also enjoy my time in the downstairs aquarium although it doesn’t compare to the Monterey Bay Aquarium by any means, in my opinion. Sometimes on a leisure day, I like to sit on the stairs at one of their colossal fish tanks and look up; it’s somewhat mesmerizing and romantic.

California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
415.379.8000