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OAHU – Part 2 (Click here for Part 1)
The view from our hotel, the Aston Waikiki Sunset, gave us a panoramic, unobstructed vista of Diamondhead which we watched come to life each morning as the sun rose behind it while we sipped our coffee on the lanai. Not a bad way to start the day!  This volcanic cone was known to early Hawaiians as Le’ahi.  It’s English name, Diamondhead, was given by English sailors in the 19th century who believed the crystals embedded in the rock were diamonds.
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Oahu – So Much More than Waikiki (part 1)

Phew!  I finally made it over to the island of Oahu for a little vacation and although it’s barely a 30 minute plane ride from take off to landing (just about the same amount of time it took us to drive from home to the airport on Maui), Oahu is vastly different for being so close.  Having now been to six of the main Hawaiian islands, I can confirm they all really do have a distinctly different vibe – and they are all amazing!

I’ve got to admit, as a child of the 70’s, every time I heard “Waikiki” visions of the Brady Bunch on vacation popped into my head.  Thankfully after recent visit to Oahu, that image is finally gone!

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