Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Things I Love About the Big Island

  • Hitchhiking! It's easy, fast and safer than at home. Free as well!
  • Coconuts and many wonderful fruits grow in abundance everywhere. Lilikoi! Avocado! Also free!
  • Rainbows and moonbows make my day or night!
  • Domestic animals gone wild! Hawaii features feral pigs, goats, horses, turkeys, and even donkeys! (Sadly, also cats and dogs who are less able to fend for themselves.)
  • The Hawaiian language is beautiful and fun to get the hang of as it is written phonetically. Humuhumunukunukuapua'a! Also, the locals speak Pidgin which is a lot of fun to listen to and incorporate into your speaking. Shoots Brah! Mo Bettah!
  • Big dudes playing ukulele. It is just the tiniest guitar being played by a giant man and I love it! I also enjoy when anyone plays uke on the bus or in public.
  • Honu (turtles), dolphins, manta rays, sharks and whales and all the beautiful creatures of the sea.
  • Mauna Kea Observatory and the clear nights for star viewing.
  • Black sand, white sand, and green sand!? Kick ass beaches!
  • Fresh seafood! Poke, mahi mahi, ahi, it's all tasty.
  • Pakalolo! The green grows here like back at home except outdoor, year-round. Comparable prices too.
  • The bus is free even if it is infrequent.
  • Shaka it to me! The shaka or "hang loose" hand signal is good fun to give and receive.
  • Aloha Spirit. The people here are giving, friendly and generally helpful. Aloha is in the air.

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