28 January 2013

Polynesian Culture

We had an entire day dedicated to Polynesian Cultural Center. It was nothing like I imagined. In my head I thought cheesy touristy rides, gimmicks, and games— like a Hawaiian Bush Gardens of sorts. I was wrong. Everything was natural and authentic. There were activities, shows, and crafts that were all centered around the Polynesian culture. We learned so much about how each tribe grew and thrived, and formed into what they are today. It was a total blast!

We left there educated and enlightened about the Tahitian villages, Samoan cooking, Fiji hip-shaking, and Hawaiian storytelling through dance.

Here are a few photos:

where we had our Hawaiian Feast



 island beauty pageant
island beauty pageant

making fish out of palm leaves

hula lessons

Happy Monday!
EM




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