World Trip 1999-2000: Day 18 – Honolulu, USA

Saturday 27 November 1999
: Polynesian Cultural Centre

We returned to the USS Arizona Memorial hopeful for catching the main presentation but were given tickets for 3 1/2 hours later, very frustrating :(. We gave up on the Arizona which is a shame.

We than caught the bus to the North Sore of the island. All public buses only cost $1 per trip which is good for backpackers. First stop was at Waimea Bay Beach which look fantastic and very clean.

Next stop was the Polynesian Cultural Centre. This place was excellent with the IMAX presentation ‘The Polynesian Adventure’ a highlight and the two further presentations on Fiji and Hawaii were insightful as well. Our entry included a buffet meal with a 1 q/2 hour musical and dancing presentation showcasing all the different Polynesian Culture in the South Pacific including New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti and Hawaii. Having just visited New Zealand it was interesting to see there take on the Maori culture.

This was the best day in the USA so far. We also booked our hostel in Orlando.

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