Category Archives: driving in Hawaii

BA trucks

On the Big Island, you see a lot of pick-up trucks; they’re ubiquitous. While driving on the Kona side last week in the rural areas south and mauka (up-mountain) of Kailua, something struck me as odd. Then it hit me. … Continue reading

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“Da kine” and other useful words

My visitors often ask me for some useful Hawaiian words. Of course, Aloha (hello, good-bye and so much more) and Mahalo (thank you) top the list. But I always think that a brief description of the Hawaiian language might be … Continue reading

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Speed trap

I was late for my appointment with Dr. Alvita, my Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor last Friday and so was not Aloha driving. In a short section of the highway between Honoka‘a and Waimea the speed limit goes down to 45 … Continue reading

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Escape to the beach

I’m certainly glad that the Polar Vortex has left the mainland. I’ve been reluctant to post anything in the past three weeks because whatever I said about living here on the Big Island would sound like gloating. But even we … Continue reading

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Not what we expected – Diamondhead and Waikiki

One of the places on my family’s list of things to see in Honolulu was Chinatown.  My hypnotherapist, Marga, has sent me some pictures of her last trip, filled with steamed dumplings, vegetable stands, and unusual cuts of meat including … Continue reading

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Honolulu wakes up

It’s our last day in Honolulu, and I’m feeling bone tired.  We walked for hours yesterday: my hip and knees hurt.  My daughter is sleeping in this morning, so I go out for my Starbucks and oatmeal, and slip quietly … Continue reading

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