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As soon as I stepped off the plane I felt a warm rush of air and sunlight that was refreshing in comparison to the cool air and artificial lights of the airplane. I noticed that walking in the airport, there were open sections in the wall, adorned with beautiful Hawaiian vegetation, that allowed the fresh tropical air to come in to welcome you.
Throughout our travels around the island one thing held constant. The natives were so nice, helpful, and accommodating. We had to ask for directions quite often because the Hawaiian alphabet has only thirteen letters which makes most of the street signs look similar. When questioned, the locals would give them with a smile. They also aren’t into the hustle and bustle of everyday life. While shopping at the International Market, we asked a vendor if he would be at his shop tomorrow and he said no because he was going to rest. The Hawaiian people just ooze friendship and kindness. For example, the travel agent in the hotel gave us some mangos she picked on her way to work because we had never tasted them. The Hawaiian fruit is so fresh and delicious. I tried passion fruit for the first time in
Food aside, the many beaches and views were so astonishing. The two most beautiful sights for me were
To wrap up the vacation, we went to a Luau at Paradise Cove and experienced the food, games, dances, and culture of
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