North Shore Oahu, Hawaii, November 2015

Here are some pictures from our latest trip to Oahu. In general, it was a great trip. What made it special was that on Nov. 19th was my birthday. This was the first time ever I celebrated it down south! Enjoy:)

Oahu, Hawaii. August 2015

Although, today is the end of October already, finally, I have some time to write a small summary about our trip to Oahu, Hawaii. I never would have thought that camping in Hawaii is possible. But talking to my massage therapist and reading several camping adventures stories in Hawaii I decided that I should, at least, once in my lifetime try it out myself.

Me and my girlfriend bought the tickets, Vancouver to Honolulu for about 380 CAD, which is extremely cheap, considering the fact that it is about 6 hours of flying time. Booked Nissan Pathfinder as our means of transportation and a campground on the North Shore of Oahu island. It was supposed to be just the two of us, but by the second week after the tickets were bought, our two friends and also my sister and her husband decided to tag along with us.

The campground we selected was Malaekahana Beach Campground. Located within couple of minutes of Polynesian Cultural Center. Very beautiful beach, and well maintained campground. It was amazing to fall asleep with the sound of the ocean waves. It was also nice to be able to wake up in the morning and to run right into the ocean and have a morning swim:)

The last three days we stayed at Waikiki Beach by the Hilton Lagoon. Also very nice, but totally different experience. Very civilized and expensive. Couple of things that we did there was the Parasailing and Submarine tour. While parasailing, we saw a group of dolphins, which was very cool! The sad part was that I managed to lose my newly bought Ray Bans. Oh well, the experience was worth it anyway!

I will try to update this post more, as time permits, but in general, the trip was wonderful. The island, the weather, the ocean – all was perfect. The highlights of the trip were swimming with the turtles,  and snorkeling at Hanauma bay. The Pearl Harbour is definitely something I would visit again.

Oh, and we loved camping in Hawaii so much that on November 17th we are going to do the same thing once more!

Almost the end of May…

Hi All,

Have not written here in a long time. It has been a busy month. Lots of work, plus the weather is getting better – more time spent outside. Bought a bicycle, now try to bike at least a couple of times a week on the sea wall. But the most exciting thing that happened recently is that I have booked my trip to Mexico! Counting days:)
Unfortunately, I do not have any cool pictures on my laptop at the moment. Will try to post something later!

Stay tuned!

Harrison Hot Springs

What an exciting this past weekend was. Although it is only April, we already opened our camping season. This time we went to Sasquatch Provincial Park located roughly 10 minutes away from Harrison Hot Springs.

We packed our camping gear the day before our departure – on Friday night. On Saturday morning we left at around 11 am, and by 1 pm we were already at the destination. The weather was better than we could have ever imagined. Sunshine, low 20’s  – perfect for camping.

We hiked around Hick’s lake, which is about 8 km walk. But it is well worth it.

I took my DSLR with me, and will post some of the beautiful pictures I took during the trip! Stay tuned:)

Waiting for the flight to Warsaw.

First half of my travel to Ukraine is behind me. Yesterday I arrived to Heathrow International airport in the late afternoon. My initial plan was to leave my stuff at the hotel I booked ahead of time and then go to the city centre  right away. But when I got to the hotel I felt severe jet lag. I decided to take a short nap, but it became a four hours sleep. I woke up at around 8 pm and  decided to go to London downtown no matter what. The underground train, which I paid 12 return, took me right to the Green Park station. This station is located the closest to the Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately, the weather was not very pleasant for exploring the city nor taking photos. Cold and rainy…  Oh well, at least I saw the palace:) The Queen was home, the flag was up and lights were on:)

Just announced that the boarding is starting! See you next time rainy London!