This trip was sponsored by the Hawaii Convention and Visitor's Bureau who generously covered our accommodations, a portion of our transportation, and some meals.
Crowded sidewalks, bustling stores, goods of all kinds excaping out of the stores and onto the surrounding sidewalks. Growing up in San Francisco, this is the mental image I have of Chinatown. Perhaps I shouldn't have been so surprised when Honolulu's Chinatown turned out to be more like Hawaii itself. Laid back, a little sleepy, but full of color.
Perhaps the Chinatown markets are busier earlier in the morning, or on a different day of the week, but we enjoyed having all that fresh produce to ourselves.
And Darya was just fascinated with all the live animals. She's just desperate to reach out and touch.
Me? I'm always fascinated by stores like this. I want to dig around and unearth something I've never tried before. I'm sure that there's a snack there with the perfect balance of sour and sweet, but the kids will never slow down long enough to let me find it. Maybe when they're older.
If you come, try to arrive early - we were too late to see the racks of fresh flower lei that are sold here each morning. Instead, we checked out the items hanging in the windows and doors of the many shops.
And then we grabbed lunch. I would have loved to sample every one of these fresh steamed buns
But instead we headed to the Little Village Noodle House, which has cute plastic plates for the kids, high chairs, and a fresh, made-to-order menu
Honolulu with Kids