Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Day Around Chinatown Area

These photos are from a day we spent in the Chinatown area of Honolulu. Most of the day was spent towards the mountain-side area above Chinatown, in Queen Liliuokalani's Botanical Garden which contains the below waterfall, right in the middle of downtown Honolulu. You can read a short bio of the Queen at this link. She was deposed by Dole, yes, pineapple Dole, and American businessmen with rifles (according to my Frommer's guidebook).

Here are two photos of an interesting fruit I encountered in Chinatown. It's called Dragonfruit. It's an epiphytic (air plant) cactus that makes fruit. I just had to try it. The inside is soft and the texture when eaten is reminiscent of kiwi fruit. It sort of tastes like what you'd get if you crossed a kiwi with a jicama and threw in a taste of "green".

Below are photos of us at the Queen's falls.

Below is Mitch at the Ala Wai canal.

1 comment:

Bethany said...

I always wondered what the inside of a dragonfruit looked like. Hmm... Maybe we'll have to try one.