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Sometimes we at The Monsoon Diaries surprise even ourselves with some unplanned, last minute trips. Until approximately 48 hours ago, I had no idea would be in Hawaii. And here I am in Honolulu for 4 days.

To give this context: I just completed my second year of medical school. Sometimes there’s just no other way to celebrate.

 

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6:30am flight from Newark

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A Korean temple that went slightly over Hawaii’s building code height restrictions…so they had to chop a little off the top

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The view outside my room

I started off my day by visiting the famous Dole Plantation.

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The Dole Plantation just got served

Don’t leave without trying their famous pineapple soft-serve:

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A work of art

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Anticipation

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Ooh

Afterwards we drove north to snorkel along Three Tables, a beach along North Shore (the northern part of Oahu island):

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Maybe you’ll come across a sea turtle, or maybe even a seal?

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"Look, a seal!"

So I spent the entire day with Hawaii’s 2 most beautiful and their friend Jordan Segundo from American Idol. What else is new?

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I’m not going to write too much more because, uhm, there isn’t much else to write about. This has been my hard-earned vacation from medical school. I hope you understand.

In the meantime, enjoy the pictures. Wish you were here (not really).

– At time of posting in Honolulu, Honolulu International Airport, it was 78.8 °F
Humidity: 48% | Wind Speed: 13km/hr | Cloud Cover: few clouds