last week, before june ending, we were talking about hawaii…
as I said, we had gone in the north shore of oahu, and one day we went to visit honolulu
and waikiki beach… absolutely awful! do you remember when merlin, in the disney
the sword in the stone, shouts honoluluuuuu… I’m coming? well i had ever thought
that honolulu was an exotic and fascinating place, as the north shore is…
now we know that is not so. it’s just like a big riccione [sorry not-italian reader,
I don’t know how to explain that in a different way…] with only big, giant hotel
on the beach [a faux beach, maybe once upon a time waikiki had been a real beach,
now, with the tourists, I think they bring the sand from other place because it’s
different from everywhere else on the island, more fine, and the water is very murky]
the only access to the beach is by passing trough the mall gallery of the hotels,
windows of merchandising galore!! just behind the hotel there’s the main street,
with shops like tiffany’s, armani, gucci, etc etc… really! and you cannot imagine
how many tourists were in waikiki beach and in the hotels pools!!!!
think about the caricature of a classic american tourist, with a tiki shirt, a cocktail
in one hand, dark tan, sunglasses, spending all his day in a pool with other thousand
people like him, laughing, eating and drinking… the perfect postcard from honolulu
this make me feel the same of italian people that eat only italian when goes
abroad! why they go to hawaii to stay in a pool all the day?!?!
the only thing we appreciated was the ’iolani palace and its garden, where
the royal hawaiian band played traditional music accompained by dancers,
and the bronze sculpture of kahiko dancer in front of the hilton hotel.
ps. I wrote to the bitch called d but she has no answered yet…
1. plumeria pink flower 2. keep the north shore country sticker 3. tee’s graphic
and sticker . quicksilver 4. traditional man and woman lei . hawaiian flower
5. hawaiian surfboard . eric arakawa 6. blue lagoon cocktail 7. hawaiian grass
skirt 8. hula boy ukulele . tiki living 9. tiki totem 10. matsumoto shave ice
by heather brown . matsumoto 11. haleiwa town, retro print . everything is jake!