oahu- where every shot of the sky is guaranteed to be dramatic.
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this was the pre-trip map. we didn't hit up all these spots, but the following are what i can highly recommend:
uncle clay's house of pure aloha- a must. a magical man serving the best shave ice.
honolulu cookie company- there are stores all over the island. dark chocolate lilikoi is where it's at.
yataimura quality food court- the japanese food court in the ala moana center is a very interesting place to grab lunch. takoyaki, sushi, noodles, pickles, bubble tea, waffle bears. it's got it all.
giovanni's shrimp truck- gloriously messy, garlicky shrimp.
kona brewing company- tasty pints. and nibbles.
hula grill waikiki- good food, and good view of the sunset.
iolani palace- gorgeous. highly photogenic.
hawiian state capital- gorgeous. highly photogenic.