Weekend to Dusseldorf in May 2015

Popped over to visit Dusseldorf for the first time, to allow me to start a TP run to Indonesia. We looked forward to visiting a new place.

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Take out from The Cheesecake Factory in Honolulu Take out from The Cheesecake Factory in Honolulu

Tier Point Run to Hawaii in Dec 2022: Day 3 – Afternoon and Evening in Honolulu

By Nige on Sat 17 Dec 2022 at 18:00
Story: Tier Point Run to Hawaii in Dec 2022
Tags: Hilton | Honolulu | Trips | USA | Waikiki

Having arrived at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel, I remembered my last (brief) visit in Nov. I had a room on the 12th floor (if I remember correctly). This time I managed to get onto the 34th floor (out of 37). Although it seemed to take the check-in guy a long time to organise my bookings so that I could stay in the room for both nights. Note that I wasn’t really staying the second night, but I booked it to ensure I effectively had as late a check out as I wanted.

A nice room at the Hilton Waikiki Beach in Honolulu A nice room at the Hilton Waikiki Beach in Honolulu
A nice room at the Hilton Waikiki Beach in Honolulu

Room 3416 had a sea view with a balcony and what a view from so high up!

A nicely framed shot looking through my balcony door in my room at the Hilton Waikiki Beach in Honolulu A nicely framed shot looking through my balcony door in my room at the Hilton Waikiki Beach in Honolulu
A nicely framed shot looking through my balcony door in my room at the Hilton Waikiki Beach in Honolulu

After dumping my stuff, I headed straight out to The Cheesecake Factory (TCF) rather than wandering around. I felt a bit tired and didn’t want to completely knacker myself out. It was hot in Waikiki – I’d say about 28-30 deg c. So I also didn’t want to overheat so early in my stay in Honolulu.

I got a table outside at the front of TCF and ordered a couple of Sam Adams’, a lunchtime salad and some fries. What a lovely combination! The chocolate bread went down well also. I heard the normal screaming of fast cars driving down the main street. Sadly, they burn rubber to get others to notice them – how pathetic is that?

My lunchtime salad, fries and Sam Adams enjoyed at The Cheesecake Factory in Waikiki My lunchtime salad, fries and Sam Adams enjoyed at The Cheesecake Factory in Waikiki
My lunchtime salad, fries and Sam Adams enjoyed at The Cheesecake Factory in Waikiki

For the first time ever, I asked for the left overs to be boxed up and a Lemon Raspberry cheesecake to be included so that I could have that for dinner. I made sure they were in separate boxes!

The view of the beach from my hotel balcony in Waikiki The view of the beach from my hotel balcony in Waikiki
The view of the beach from my hotel balcony in Waikiki

Back to the hotel and I was starting to feel a little sleepy! So that led to a 2 hour + nap, which was very restful.

I ate my leftovers and cheesecake on the balcony 34 floors up overlooking a nicely lit up Waikiki. There was some sort of party going on at one of the hotels just below. They had a disco going and the DJ was getting a really positive response from the guests based on all of the screams…

Eating my cheesecake on the balcony of the Hilton Waikiki Beach Eating my cheesecake on the balcony of the Hilton Waikiki Beach
Eating my cheesecake on the balcony of the Hilton Waikiki Beach

I wondered about walking out in the evening to take in the atmosphere of Waikiki, but I couldn’t really be bothered. Still feeling tired, so that was it for the evening. Expecting to turn the light off at a decent hour. No doubt I’ll be awake in the early morning whatever!

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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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