It’s a busy month for me. I’ve spent the better part of the month traveling, which is what you expect from a travel blog. But I’ve had too much fun and not enough writing.
I had some time to myself in Honolulu and spent it diving. The company I went with was a random one I found via Google the day after I landed. The abundance of dive companies in Oahu provides many options for diving any day of the week. They key is finding a deal.
I was really lucky to find an open spot with Island Divers Hawaii(IDH) located 20 min from Waikiki. I didn’t specifically want IDH, they simply had an opening the day I wanted to dive and it was one of the top dive shops to appear in Google.
I also lucked out because on Sunday’s they offer a three tank dive for about $120 USD, which is really a competitive price. Compare that to what I paid for each dive in the Maldives($100 per dive) and you see what a bargain that is.
On top of their great price, their crew and staff are awesome. The majority of the crew/staff with an exception of a few were younger yet knowledgeable about diving and most importantly the wrecks. If I had to dive again in Oahu, I wouldn’t hesitate going with IDH again.
AND THE COOLEST THING I DID IN HAWAII…
I “gained” access to the Hilton Hawaiian village and tried out their water slide. It’s nothing wild, but the slide had a few turns to keep the kid in me amused.
I also spent nearly a week in the land of In-and-Out Burgers in the latter part of the month. That burger joint is always a stop whenever I find myself in California.
Here’s the “protein style” double-double at In-and-Out Burger.
I also replaced my old(er) iPhone 3GS with the iPhone 5S. The following picture is from La Jolla cove taken with my iPhone 5S. Another random tidbit. This past February I spend a night at the Hotel La Jolla, Kimpton property coming from a short stop in Tokyo. I have to say that bed in the Hotel La Jolla is the most comfortable bed I slept on. So comfortable, that I took the sheets off to see the label on the mattress. It turns out it was a Pillow Top Sealy Posturepedic made specifically for the Hotel La Jolla. I’m keeping that mind when I need to buy a new bed.
WHAT OCTOBER BRINGS
I’m going to be planning with my teammates for the Mongol Rally 2014. We have several items to talk about, most importantly buying a car, storaing a car, and the overall budget.
From the initial thought of participating in the Mongol Rally until now, things are starting to roll in to place. I found teammates, which I didn’t have in August when I registered. I have a place to store a vehicle in the U.K. and a tentative idwa on what I want in a car.
Needless to say, to get the ball rolling, I’ll need to take a trip over to the U.K. to meet the person overseeing the car I purchase in storage and other logistical matter.