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Well, here's a day by day report on both my Contiki and AX trip(s)!! The photos are at the bottom of each page!

24th June 2000

Today we got to sleep in! Yay! It was a midday checkout, and since we still wanted to find some Hawaiian food, wewent for a quick run down to a place nearby that supposedly had this cuisine.

We ended up in a pet shop, seeing some goats outside... but inside it had little plants and things for sale, as well as animals. It had the cutest miniature pigs! Awww, they were so cuuuuuuuuuuuute! Almost like P-chan, but not all black! I wanted one, but.... customs again! (And the lack of money...)

They also had a black palm cockatoo for sale, too... the sign was right - he was shy, but did pose for the photo anyway. ^_~

Well, we left the pet shop and found the place. It was shut.

Hrm.

Anyway, we found out about another place, up near the Lu'au. So a group of us caught a taxi and headed out that way and ... yes! It had Hawaiian food!

We half got what we wanted - one of our orders wasn't given to us. We got teriyaki beef instead. O_o

Ah, well! That was our last day in Maui... it was off to the airport to go back to O'ahu... awww...

Another short flight, and we were back at Honolulu... then it was off to Waikiki on a bus to go back to our hotel.

It was sad, because people were leaving us... Nat left to go to another hotel, and I got another room... with someone who was leaving that night, after a stop over in Hawaii (they went on a Contiki trip on mainland USA). She was leaving that night, so I had the room to myself.

I just relaxed in the afternoon, going for a walk and looking around again. (The other places had only one or two ABC Shops... Waikiki has too many!) I also hung out by the pool, trying to tan while reading.

Anyway, we all met up for dinner (that sushi place again), and ate together, around the sushi 'train'... said our goodbyes... and the ones leaving on the plane that evening had already left, or went after dinner... The rest of us went to Duke's for drinks - it was Inke's birthday, so the evening was her choice!

Despite dinner and the drinks, it was a quiet day to end the Hawaiian Discovery Tour.. and it was sad to see everyone going their seperate ways. Some back to the real world... and me? I was staying in Hawaii for a while yet, before going to Anime Expo in LA!

Day Eight
Day Ten


Here's a list of the images - select the link or the thumbnails (they have been cropped, so the largest images are shown in full) to view them!

Prince Ele Ele Prince Ele Ele - Want to pick up a pet from Hawaii? How about this Black Palm Cockatoo for only US$25,000!
Heading back to O'ahu from Maui The view from plane, heading back to O'ahu from Maui... (Look! There's the wing again!)
Ocean View Ocean View from my new room at the Ocean Resort - if only the other buildings weren't in the way, I'd be happy... but at least I could see the sea!
Double Rainbow A Double Rainbow outside the Ocean Resort Window, looking over the residential areas near Waikiki.


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