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Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Wai'alae Avenue

This is not exactly a "pretty" image but I decided to take a picture of this street for several reasons - Aside from the fact that this is my daily morning route to the University, this area is considered the "oldest little business town" on O'ahu and has managed to preserve some of its original shops while drawing in new ones. Incidentally, there's more places to eat per square feet in this are than in Waikiki - not to mention, probably cheaper as well. This area is frequented mainly by locals so if you are visiting the islands, park the car, and enjoy a piece of the island history and mingle with the kama'aina =)

Along this mile long stretch of road (and not far from Waikiki), you can find all types of business including a Brazilian shop, a variety of ethnic foods including Vietnamese, Mexican, Italian, Korean, Chinese and American, just to name a few, as well as a $1 movie theatre, Yoga studio, bead/jewelry making store, Coffee shop (no Starbucks!), cell phone shop, automotive repair, barber shop, schools, churches yadayada - you get the idea.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Lisi said...

Kala, this is actually a good one and kind of refreshing...no air pollution and skyscrapers,

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 12:13:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kate said...

Glad you're back! Although I also enjoyed your Boston/Cambridge photos, I missed my daily "fix" from Hawai'i. You did a yeoman's job on my blogs!! Many thanks for the visits.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 2:34:00 AM HST  
Blogger Ame said...

Glad you're back safe & sound too Nic! Great post...must be post-trip high huh? LOL! Very informative..and FYI, I think this is still a "pretty" shot! What kind of business trip...didja have to wear a suit? ;-)

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 5:01:00 AM HST  
Blogger santy said...

oh, no...you got those annoying anonymous comments, kala!

btw, the street looks very interesting. I know I'd love walking around there and discover things.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 8:05:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kris said...

from the list of food outlets available. I am sure I'd love it there! who cares about starbucks!

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 9:54:00 PM HST  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Oh Kala, I love this avenue and look at the blue sky! How I love the sky :)

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 10:32:00 PM HST  
Blogger Felicia said...

I like seeing your streets as well as the waters. I know it is hard to NOT post a water pic! I'm interested in the $1 cinema!!

Friday, October 6, 2006 at 7:34:00 AM HST  

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