Thursday, December 4, 2008

Expect The Unexpected In Hawaii

When people hear of Hawaii, usually, the first thing that comes to their mind are beautiful beaches. No doubt, Hawaii is famous for a reason. Because Hawaii Islands are abundant of beautiful tropical weather, nice warm and inviting beaches, and stunning views. But Hawaii has lots of others things to offer, sometimes unexpected, things that you never imagine that you would see when you go there for a visit.

Some of the most beautiful and big waves in the world can be seen in Hawaii due to its unique and volcanic characteristic that have all these volcanic rocks in different shapes and sizes in several parts of the shore and under the ocean. You can expect the waves to come, but you can never expect how each waves transform into as they crashed violently against each of the black volcanic rocks.

One of the best way to see the Hawaiian Islands is by renting a car and drive all around the island. There are so many famous spots and tourist destinations that are listed as must-see in Hawaii, but when you drive, you see more spots and views in different angles than what is visible in Lookout Points, postcards, or tour books. Hawaii have lots of stunning areas worthy of stop over that you can see as you drive along the roads and highways.

Ocean and river views are some of the expected sceneries that you came to see in the island. But as you browse through the water scenes, there are times that you unexpectedly see a boat passing by or a kayaker cruising lazily along the body of water.

Native plants and flowers are definitely some of the things to look out for. As you walk around the block, you will never know what flowers and fruit you will encounter. You will never know when you will bump into a bunch of exotic flowers wildly multiplying in a corner of a walkway or a roadway.

The early morning rooster may perform its cock-a-du-dol-do right outside your hotel room, reminding you of your actual stay in the island. And who dont like to hear a rooster greeting you in the morning telling you to wake up and enjoy the island instead of a buzzing alarm clock telling you to wake up fast and beat the morning traffic?

When you wake up in the morning, you can never anticipate which wild animals will come to see you and greet you Good Morning! At times, a hen and its chick will be waiting below your hotel balcony as they look for their morning meal and hope that you got one.

As you feed the rooster and the chicken, the ducks and the goose may unexpectedly join the feeding frenzy as well. You will never know, usually they just come all of a sudden.

See a totally unusual road scenery as you cruised along with your renter car. You will probably catch one of the standing tall bare branches like these ones:

During your visit to the beach, you will never know who will come to land in the sand right in front of you! How cute is this:

As you examine one of the tree in the sides, who could possibly expect a birds nest, openly situated at humans eye level.

Or see a playful dog having fun and simply hanging out in an ocean river, as the water flow towards the ocean.

A horse running alone in his lonesome self in the road of Hawaii? Totally unexpected, but it is an amazing find!

So next time you go to Hawaii, you may enjoy the beaches, the food and the shopping, but if you open your eyes to everything and anything around you, you will unexpectedly see so much more!

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