On our way to Los Angeles from Manila in June, my cousin Iva suggested that we stopover in Hawaii for a few days. She said it calmly, like we were just taking a basic road trip somewhere. I freaked out. I didn’t even bother to play it cool, and started jumping around, and dancing in the room.
Aside from the free MNL-HNL-LA plane tickets (!!!), she treated me to a stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. This was the view that we had from our balcony. There were times when I had to remind myself to actually go out and explore the area because I was too awestruck; I’d just hang on to the railing, and stare at this.
Ever since I was a kid, it had always been my dream to visit Hawaii. I had learned about it in books, movies, TV shows, songs, people’s travel stories…Hawaii just seemed like one of the ultimate bucket list destinations for sea lovers, and I’d keep imagining myself going there someday. Thank you so much to Ate Iva for making my childhood dream come true.
I’ll be sharing more about our experience at the resort, walking around town, and venturing off to North Shore…Until then, I hope you can keep me company!
- 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815
Brave the waves,