A Walking Tour of Honolulu's Chinatown
|Hotel Street decorated with Chinese lanterns.|
|We walked through a fish market, went to a Chinese bakery and tried an almond cookie and Chinese wedding cookie (almond good, wedding cookie not so good) and Nina got some Tahitian coffee from a stand (very, very sweet).|
|In Chinatown, there were lei and flower shops on every street corner and sometimes several lei shops on one street and/or lei shops across the street or next door to each other. Lei shops were everywhere!! Nina bought the first of many shell leis (she kept finding ones she liked more...).|
Izumo Taisha Shrine on the outskirts of Chinatown was heavily scented with incense and flowers.
|The Foster Botanical Garden is right next door to the shrine and has some lovely Asian style gardens, with little temple statues and lots of koi fish.|
|Ahhh.... the orchid.... so beautiful!|
|We have no idea what kind of flower this is, but it grows out of a tree!|
|Chris taking a break (botanical gardens aren't exactly his thing).|
|One of many Buddha statues in the Foster Botanical Garden in Honolulu.|
|These plants, which Nina thinks are similar to the Bird of Paradise, grow all over Hawaii.|
The Kuan Yin Temple on the Ala Wai Canal.