MILILANI, Hawaii // Our flight to Thailand left from Honolulu, so we decided to fly to Oahu early, and spend our last 3 days in the United States here.
When we arrived, it surprised me how big Honolulu actually was compared to the other islands on Maui, Big Island, or Kauai. Honolulu was a legit city, with tons of traffic and skyscrapers. We spent the first night walking through Waikiki and then spent the next 2 days hiking.
We packed so much into 48 hours, and I’m so glad that we got to see this island. In our short time here we were able to do 4 hikes:
- Makapu’u Point Lighthouse trail // well paved warm up hike
- Koko Head Stairs // 1,048 railroad ties straight up the mountain
- Lanakai Pillbox for sunrise // old military bunkers on the ridge line
- Manana Waterfall trail // down the valley and then back up heart attack hill
Besides hiking, we got to see Waimea Bay where the Eddie Aikau surf competition is held, and have a huge Hawaiian Filipino meal with family before we left the US for the crazy 2 days of travel that lies ahead to Thailand.