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Started by Sam, January 27, 2019, 08:14:37 AM
Quote from: Aivlysweetie on January 28, 2019, 11:26:56 AMAloha! My mom tipped me off to your Hawaii post, so here I am! She's a devout follower of your blog I live in Honolulu so would love to sit and chat while you're here for some of the things you're interested in! Cheers!
Quote from: Orphan on February 03, 2019, 06:55:34 AMSam,Checkout Wasabi Bistro in Waikiki. Great local place. Small and quaint. Also, do you spend anytime up by the North shore/ Kahuku area when you are in town.?
Quote from: eplusk on February 03, 2019, 10:07:12 AMJust wrote up a long response for you via PM but the PM got blocked. Can you send me a PM that I can reply to or a work email address? I have a lot of recommendations for you but some of it edges on personal information so would prefer to do via PM.
Quote from: Sam on February 03, 2019, 12:57:52 PMQuote from: eplusk on February 03, 2019, 10:07:12 AMJust wrote up a long response for you via PM but the PM got blocked. Can you send me a PM that I can reply to or a work email address? I have a lot of recommendations for you but some of it edges on personal information so would prefer to do via PM.Weird. I just clicked My Messages and it says nothing. I haven't done any PMing on this forum before.Is there really that sensitive of info about Hawaii living?
Quote from: bancheta on February 04, 2019, 11:12:01 PMPreschools: Montessori Community School (Kaimuki), KCAA Preschool (Kahala or near UH) Scuba: Island Divers (https://www.oahuscubadiving.com/) has some nice 2-tank and 3-tank dives on the weekends, combination of drift and wreck, leaving from Hawaii Kai or Kewalo Basin. Great guides in general and I have never had a bad experience with them. Restaurants: The Pig & The Lady, Dagon or Rangoon, Senia, PAI Honolulu, Helena's or Young's (both in Kalihi) for Hawaiian Food Surfing: Summer is peak time on the South Shore. Lots of breaks from Hawaii Kai through downtown. For starters, I recommend a lesson in Waikiki. It's cheezy and not cheap, but you can learn on someone else's equipment before you do something silly like buying the wrong kind of board before you know what you're doing. Hikes: So many - Stairway to Heaven, Mt. Olympus, Kuliouou, Koko Crater, Makapuu.
Quote from: eplusk on February 06, 2019, 09:44:05 AMIf you want your kids going to private school there are a few feeder preschools that will increase your chances. I don't have an exhaustive list but you should look into St. Clements, Unity, and Central Union also. I think Waiokeola is a feeder school also.Regarding Kahala, the market is soft because there's a neighborhood called Kakaako where a lot of luxury condos are being developed. A lot of Kahala residents (older and wealthy) are downsizing to Kakaako condos. The same goes for Kahala-adjacent neighborhoods like Waialae Iki. I can also give you the scoop on private schools (my wife and I both graduated from different ones), differences in local banks, and PCP/dentist/ophthalmologist recommendations via email if you're so inclined. Up to you.