OT: The Travel Thread

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    On road to Hana ? I loved that part, the camp grounds at wainapanapea was absolutely beautiful. I miss Maui every damn day.
     
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    I was there in 2010 (drove), the Wharf is great with some great seafood but otherwise the traffic is bad and the charm wears off quite fast. Now if not driving, I am pretty sure it will be interesting. I have an anecdote about a Swedish friend who traveled around the US in the 80s and when he came to SF he had an old guide book and went to visit what he thought was rock music club, there were apparently new owners and one he got in he noticed a lot of men dressed like the Village People and he wore a red neckerchief (handkerchief tied around the neck) and apparently the color of it meant what kind of stuff you were into. His neckerchief color meant he was into everything! Oh well it all ended fine when some guy saw he was confused and told him what kind of club it was.
     
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    Yes indeed. It's also nice how when you get to higher elevations how much cooler it gets, we actually looked at some houses (southwest) at higher elevations and the view was amazing!
     
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    How many years were they there?
     
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    I don't know what to answer :laugh:
     
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    How does Maui compare to the North shore of Oahu? I stop there on my way back from NZ.
     
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    I've been there a couple of times and absolutely loved it. If you go to Fisherman's Wharf, check out the Buena Vista. They claim to be the originators of Irish coffee in the US and every bartender there was in his 60s, or more.

    I tipped really well from my bar stool and got free Irish coffees and shots. Didn't eat, but the food from the simple menu looked good.
     
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    SF is home of Ghiardelli so just for that I loved it.

    We walked a lot in the city and didn't look at the food scene, but I enjoyed my time in SF. Alcatraz was cool, too. I can see why some people would say it's boring, but doing the tour at night added to the experience.

    AT&T is cool as well.
     
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    I've spent a day on Oahu, so I'm not the most informed on the ins and out of the island, but from what I've seen it's a lot more like the "new york" to Maui's.... Literally any place you' want to be that is not New york. Oahu is crowded (And I went in october, which is low season.) and has a lot of concrete everywhere... Which is odd... Meanwhile Maui has one "concrete" part and it's Kahului, the surrounding areas are beaches, boardwalks and jungle... Which is a lot more my jam than what is on Oahu.

    I feel that Maui/Big Island/Kaui/Molokai capture the "aloha" spirit a lot more than Oahu.

    God, only Hawaii could make me speak like that :laugh:
     
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    The food scene looks really nice in SF, that much I'd admit.
     
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    Yeah, I'm convinced, I'm buying my tickets this week.
     
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    I’m actually in Maui right now, fifth time. We love coming here to surf and eat food :)
     
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    Maui >>>>>>> anything on Oahu unless you are a big wave surfer and want to surf the Pipeline. Maui is where it’s at IMO.
     
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    You'll love SF. It's more cosmopolitan then a lot of major US cities. There's a fantastic dance, art and music scene there as well. The food is extraordinary.

    If you go to the Buena Vista, you must sit at the bar. It's a joy to watch the geezers line up the stemmed glasses rim to rim in the gutter and starting with the sugar followed by the Irish whiskey, coffee and soft whipped cream go left to right and right to left with each ingredient at the speed of sound, while continuously pouring. IE. the whiskey bottle stays in the inverted position while shots are poured down the line. It's magnificent!
     
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    God, go eat a creamy tuna poké for me please.

    I could kill for one right now, or for five or six.
     
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    A first class tuna poké may be the singular best uncooked dish on the planet.
     
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    SF is also great if you're into dodging human feces and needles.
     
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    Sounds like my marital life.
     
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    There's no poké I ate while in hawaii that wasn't great. The best was at a small groceries in a metal shed though. I don't remember the name exactly.
     
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    Anybody been to Belize? We are thinking about vacationing there this winter
     
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    Thanks for the info. I agree Waikiki is way too crowed,ruins the spirit of it all somehow,just another US city. Was curious because having been to a few south pacific islands,not at all like Oahu,much prefer the laid back Polynesian style.
     
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    That's why I go to the North,but won't do the Banzai in winter time,crazy huge waves!
     
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    Certainly better than anywhere else I had in Montreal,but still the best for me is in Japan,they are wizards with tuna.
     
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    Well it definitely feels and looks safer than the neighbors in Honduras,but caution is still required. Guess it depends on what type of vacation you want.
     
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    , I don’t know what level of surfer you are but if you are intermediate (4-8ft waves) there are also tons of those on Maui. Less crowded as well, which is nice and in general the locals are really friendly in the water, if you respect the « rules ».
     

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