Hawaii First Time

Started:
2019-05-24
Finished:
2019-05-27
Days:
3
Distance:
7578.96km
Carbon:
1.34 tons of CO2
Purpose:
tourism

cities

Kihei:
3 days

countries

united states of america:
3 days

itinerary

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Kahului, HI, USKihei, HI, US2019-05-24car12.26km0
Kihei, HI, USKahului, HI, US2019-05-27car12.26km0βœ“
OGGSFO2019-05-27flight3777.22km0.67

review

So I've read Sea People book recently and watched 180Β° South documentary that has small part about Rapa Nui. I also watched Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti film.


After getting all this information I was really excited to go to Polynesia. I didn't have time to go to Tahiti, so decided to visit Hawaii first.


I went to Maui and spent few days in the small village of Kihei. To my surprise I didn't see any people of Polynesian descent. I saw street signs in the local language, but that was pretty much it. The island looked completely colonized to me. I knew that it was settled long time ago, but I guess I didn't expect the scope of it. Was a bit sad to reflect on this.


However, the nature was beautiful. And I still have dream to visit Tahiti, Rapa Nui and New Zealand. Maybe I'll have better luck learning about Polynesian cultures in those places.

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