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Chicago: Boat deck, Sky Deck & buildings… (Sorry about all the buildings)

Chicago had a ton of metal cows all around the city at one time… They got dressed up for various occasions… This is the kind of important stuff you learn when you travel.

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LA: Hollywood & Vine

I just had 1,5 days in LA and they went by quickly. I managed to see Hollywood Boulevard with the stars and everything (cause I was LIVING there, might have chosen Banana Bungalow for that particular reason) and I did check out “No Vacancy” on my first night.

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Hawaii: The US Army Museum

The US Army Museum was said to be brilliant so when I wandered around Waikiki/Honolulu today and suddenly found myself by the Fort DeRussy Park I knew I had to do two things: Get a shot glass from Hard Rock Cafe and visit the US Army Mseum.

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Hawaii: The Windward Tour

So the hostel I’m staying at give tours. They load their van up with hostelers, you pay 25 dollars and you get driven around to see something other than Waikiki. Excellent stuff.

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Hawaii: Honolulu Zoo

Someone needs to tell me stuff… Like “Annie, don’t go to the zoo around noon, it’s hot and all the animals will want to take a nap.” I’m an urban chick, I don’t know stuff like that…

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Hawaii: Hawaii Five-O HQ

This is gonna be a short and nerdy post. Our Pearl Harbour tour guide, Nancy, just happened to take us up by the statue of King Kamehameha while en route to the punchbowl (cemetery). She asked if anyone wanted pictures and I had to stop myself from shouting “YES!!”. I quietly… yeah, ok, quite enthusiastically […]

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Hawaii: Pearl Harbour 3 – The USS Missouri, Hangar 79 & the Aviation Museum

What an impressive sight this was! When we got to our second stop on the tour we halted briefly by the memorial for the USS Oklahoma (one of the three battleships never to recover from the PH attack), before setting our sights on one of the USAs last, great battleships.

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Hawaii: Pearl Harbour 2 – The USS Arizona

Now, the USS Arizona was the number 1 item on my list of things to see on Oahu. The Arizona was a battleship moored in Pearl Harbour the day of the Japanese attack, but it was made famous when a armour-piercing bomb hit the bow and ignited the ammunitions battery below, causing what might have […]

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Hawaii: Pearl Harbour 1 – The USS Bowfin

Today was an eventful day… I got up at 0530 am to get ready for my guided tour/trip. Discovering Hawaii Tours had a pretty sweet deal where you get to visit Pearl Harbour (including entry to the USS Bowfin submarine, a trip out to the USS Arizona Memorial and all the museums on the grounds), […]

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Hawaii: Hiking Diamond Head

I put “hiking” on my list for Hawaii because it’s a gorgeous place with plenty of weird plants and wildlife and I wanted to see it up close.

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