Saturday, October 29, 2011

I need some more Aloha!! - Day 9 - Polynesian Cultural Centre

 So today we headed over to the other side of the island to the Polynesian Cultural Centre. This centre is run by the Brigham Young University and most of the workers there are students from the university. Many of them come from other island in Polynesia (eg Samoa, Philippines etc) and are offered full scholarships at the university in exchange for them working at the Centre. Some of them work as tour guides, some in the many shows and displays, some as just hosts, and some in the service area. These  young staff were fantastic and so friendly and helpful. They could not do enough for you. 

So the coach picked us up from the hotel and we headed over to the other side of the island - here are some pics of the views.

We went on a guided tour this was the host of our small group - Jethro the Filipino!!
Here are some random pics from throughout the day. 

In the evening we went to the Luau for dinner - there were hundreds of people here but it ran like a well oiled machine! Just like this whole place - everything was so well organised. There was hawaiian entertainment while we had our dinner too. 

AFter dinner we went to the night show which is called Ha - Breath of Life - this was fantastic! Unfortunately they don not allow photography so you will just have to take my word for it LOL
We really enjoyed this day - a very long day though - we were picked up at 10am and got dropped back to the hotel about 10.30 but it was worth it. 

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