Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Diamond Head

Diamond Head is another landmark worth visiting when going to Hawaii. There is a one dollar entry fee for walk ins and a five dollar fee for parking in the lot. I paid the one dollar fee and walked in as there was a wait in line to park inside. The hike up to the top wasn't as challenging as Koko Head but it is still no walk in the park. I recommend bringing a bottle of water to prevent dehydration; I went there on a hot sunny day, and I was drenched in sweat by the time I got to the top. Visitors to the top are greeted with a nice cool breeze and a great view of the Honolulu skyline and surrounding area. To find out more, you may visit the wikipedia page. I posted some pictures I took while visiting the landmark.



Monday, October 13, 2014

Koko Mountain

My trek up Koko mountain was torture and and a bit scary. I'm afraid of heights but, thanks to my brother, I was able to muster up the strength and courage to climb up the mountain. The climb was steep and the trail had no handles to hold on to. It was extremely hot, and I carried only my camera as I thought that carrying a bottle of water in addition to the camera would get in the way: doesn't make sense right. I stopped several times on the way up to take a break. It was an extremely exhausting climb. It was a big relief when I made it to the top. The cool breeze and spectacular views made it well worth it. I also gained a sense of accomplishment. I took a couple of pictures of the landscape. A couple of which I posted below. The climb down was easier than climbing up but it was still a workout. My legs were already tired, and I had to stop a couple of times to rest my legs. I would definitely recommend Koko mountain as destination to visit when in Hawaii.

Mr. Oluwasusi, A portrait.

I had the honor of documenting the 60th birthday celebration of Mr. Oluwasusi this past Saturday. It was a joyous occasion and celebration o...