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Archive for June 2010

Things to do in Hawaii: Mauna Lani Resort

The above video shows a full tour of the Mauna Lani Resort on Hawaii Island. (You can even see Maui from the beach there!) The Mauna Lani Resort (also known as Mauna Lani Bay & Bungalows) was where my wife and I decided to have our wedding ceremony and was our hotel for the duration…

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Luquin's Mexican Restaurant, Hawaii Island Review

The restaurant reviewed is: Luquin’s Mexican Restaurant Pahoa Government Rd Pahoa HI 96778 (808) 965-9990 Kwai’s Dish Chili Rellenos, Carnitas Yiki’s Dish Chicken Burrito Deluxe Exterior Based in the small town of Pahoa just north of the observation area for the lava flowing into the ocean. Looks like an old western movie style building. Free…

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Things to do in Hawaii: The Devastation of Puʻu ʻŌʻō

When Puʻu ʻŌʻō decided to erupt, many towns were forced to abandon as hundreds of homes and homes turned into lava rock. This crazy thought was a reality and serves as a reminder of how brutal mother nature can be. A visit to the end of route 130 shows the trail of destruction as parts…

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Things to do in Hawaii: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii was formed by a string of lava flows from a group of volcanoes in the ocean. Some of these volcanoes are still active today including Mauna Loa which still forms land on the Island of Hawaii in Hawaii (otherwise known as the big island). The living history of Hawaii has been captured and turned…

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Ken's House of Pancakes Restaurant, Hawaii Island Review

The restaurant reviewed is: Ken’s House of Pancakes 1730 Kamehameha Ave Hilo, HI 96720 (808) 935-8711 Kwai’s Dish ‘The Pocho’ (Portuguese sausage omelet) with a side of hash brown. Coconut Pancake with side of ice cream. Passionfruit, Orange and Guava syrup. POG juice (Passionfruit, Orange and Guava) Yiki’s Dish Banana Pancake with side of ice…

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Jeep Wrangler review

I have driven a lot of different cars over my driving years so far. This is mainly due to work and also use of rental cars instead of owning outright until recently. I had never driven a jeep before though as they are not a very popular car in the UK. In Hawaii though they…

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Toto Washlet Review

Toto is the largest producer of toilets in the world. I’ve never even heard of them in the UK but in their native Japan, Toto have over 70% of their flagship washlet toilets in installed in Japanese households. My stay in a Mauna Kea hotel room was the first time I had encountered one of…

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Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill, Hawaii Island Review

The restaurant reviewed is: Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill 250 Waikoloa Beach Dr Waikoloa Village HI 96738 (808) 886-4321 Kwai’s Dish Fresh fruit punch, Edamame, Starter platter of Rib, King Prawn and Spring Roll, Pan roasted Breast of Chicken with Asparagus, Roy’s Melting Hot Chocolate Soufflé with ice cream on raspberry sauce Yiki’s Dish Strawberry…

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Things to do in Hawaii: Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea in Hawaii is a dormant volcano and tranlates to ‘White Mountain’ in the native Hawaiian language. This is because the top is often covered in snow between November and March – locals even use this as an opportunity to go skiing! The peak of Mauna Kea is 4,207m above sea level, about 30m…

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