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  1. Davide
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    This post brings me back to my time in Hawaii; I hiked Diamond Head (minus the steroids) and seen all the main sites on Oahu before moving on to the other islands; my favourite is Kauai.

  2. Corinne
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    Maybe I need shot in the ass to get me up to Diamondhead next time I’m in Hawaii. Great post!

  3. Murissa
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    Wow! What a story (both yours and the one you found atop Diamond Head). I’ve hiked it a few times and only once did I encounter the horrid stench of human defecation along the trail.

    I do love Oahu. I’ve been three times now but next time I think I’ll move on to another island. Not because I’ve stopped enjoying it but because there’s so much more to see and do! Four months in Hawaii sounds like an amazing opportunity. I’ve only stayed for about 10 days. My parents keep threatening to buy a place there but I can only wait and see.

  4. Megan
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    Glad you recovered in time to enjoy Hawaii. 🙂 I love that sweet story about the couple. She must have been quite a lady.

    Good advice about travel insurance too. We had to pay up in Canada after a road race incident ($480 and yes, I said race, not rage…the Canadians are too nice for that). Our insurance wouldn’t cover it. You should check your travel insurance policy for evacuation terms as well. My daughter works at a hospital in Haiti and organizes medivacs when someone is critically ill/injured. No travel insurance? You’re not going anywhere….:/

    Here’s to a healthy next trip back. 🙂

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