As a holiday gift, Nguyen bought me a flight to Honolulu Hawaii. Although Honolulu has a very heavy population density and the area we stayed in was heavily catered to tourism and shopping we still managed to have a pretty good time. Honolulu and the island O’ahu has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty. A couple places we checked out was the Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden and Diamond Head. Although O’ahu very much has a US city vibe, it’s still unique and reminds me that there’s a lot of amazing places to visit within the United States.