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Oahu Traveler's guide by Bill Gleasner

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Hawaii "The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean."

Mark Twain ]

Paradise Park


OAHU Traveler's Guide

Bill and Diana Gleasner


4. The Bus

6. Hawaiian Words and Phrases

8. Honolulu Highlights

16. Waikiki

22. Oahu's East End (Koko Head, Sea Life Park)

25. Oahu's Windward Coast (Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Polynesian Cultural Center)

30. Oahu's North Shore (Sunset Beach, Waimea Falls Park)

31. Central Oahu (Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa)

32. Beachcombing

33. Hawaiian Fruits

34. Hawaiian Flowers

39. Surfing

40. Swimming Beaches

41. Body Surfing and Snorkeling Beaches

42. Glass Float Beachcombing

43. Fishing

44. Fun for Kids

47. Tennis

48. Golf

49. Camping

50. Hiking

51. Weather

52. Oahu's Past

53. Sugar and Pineapple

54. Pineapple

56. Map of Oahu

58. Detail Map of Waikiki

60. Detail Map of Honolulu

62. Detail Maps of Oahu's North Shore and East End

63. Detail Map of Windward Oahu

64. Detail Map of Oahu's Waianae Coast

65. Detail Map of Central Oahu

The Oriental Publishing Company P. O. Box 22162 Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Printed by China Color Printing Co., Inc. 6th Fl., No. 60, Po Ai Road Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

[Illustration: Paradise Park]


The Bus is definitely the best bargain on Oahu. For 25¢ you can go just about anywhere including around the island. School age children ride for 10¢.

If you'd like to take the four hour trip around Oahu, board the 8 bus to Ala Moana Center requesting a transfer to Kaneohe/Wahiawa (52) or Wahiawa/Kaneohe (52). They both circle the island but in different directions. If you stay on the same bus for the entire trip, you'll have to pay another 25¢ at Ala Moana for the 8 bus which takes you back to Waikiki. Should you get off during your trip and board another bus, request a transfer to use at the Ala Moana Center.


Take exact change. Drivers cannot make change.

Luggage and large parcels are not allowed on the bus.

Waikiki buses are often full, but don't fret. They run every three minutes.

Most of the buses you will take from Waikiki downtown (toward Honolulu or Ala Moana Shopping Center) should be boarded on Kuhio Ave.

If you need a transfer, ask for one when you board the bus, not when you exit.

=Geographical Directions=

Makai toward the ocean

Mauka toward the mountains

Diamond Head toward the end of the island crowned by Diamond Head

Ewa the opposite direction from Diamond Head

For information about routes, times, regulations or sightseeing destinations, call 531 1611 any time between 5:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.

[Illustration: Honolulu and Diamond Head]

[Illustration: King's Alley Waikiki]


alii old royalty of Hawaii

aloha hello, farewell, love

da kine means whatever you want it to, generally a positive remark

hale house

hana work

haole Caucasian

heiau ancient temple

holoku formal dress with train

kai sea

kamaaina a person who was born in the islands or who has lived here a long time

kane man

kapu forbidden, keep out

kaukau food

keiki child

kokua help

kona south

lanai porch

laulau pork or beef cooked in ti leaves

luau feast

mahalo thank you

makai toward the sea

malihini stranger

mauka toward the mountains

muumuu loose dress

ono delicious

opu stomach

pali cliff

pau done

pua flower

poi crushed taro root

puka hole

pupu hors d'oeuvres

wahine female

wikiwiki hurry


[Illustration: King Kamehameha Statue, Honolulu]


=King Kamehameha Statue= King Street in front of Judiciary Building and across from Iolani Palace... Continue reading book >>

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