Waiakea Villas

400 Hualani Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, 96720, United States | Hotel
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Hawaii, Vipassana, The Big Island

A travel blog entry by i.a.c.


... could find yourself doing this every 5 minutes.

In the afternoon of day four you learn vipassana which is a 2 hour teaching for which you must sit, back and neck up right, with full concentration on the self. What you do in vipassana is move the attention, the entire attention, to the very tip of your head, only a fingernail size, to the pinpoint top of your head and you wait until you feel a sensation. Whatever sensation it may be it doesn't matter. You then become aware ...

Hana ho'opihoihoi Monday

A travel blog entry by lisab187


... us a safety lesson first. I went first, and was pleasantly surprised. I felt very secure in the harness and knew this was going to be a blast. Even this short line put a smile on our faces. The second line was a bit longer and a bit higher. We picked up a little more speed on this one. Each line gets a little longer and higher. The fourth line gave us our first taste of what was to come as it took us over a small ravine, where we practiced how to steer ...

Hello Hilo !!!

A travel blog entry by dougo


... arranged to meet just before 6pm and shared a table with a couple from Fort Lauderdale. I could hardly hear what she had to saw so I must have seemed rude asking her to repeat herself.

I ate a salad of mixed greens, pecans and crumbled blue cheese as a starter, then Tandoori shrimp which was great and finished off with pineapple slices. Doug started with a prawn cocktail then had coconut and lychee cold soup, lamb chops and finished with ...

Not Quite Mount Vesuvius

A travel blog entry by katiejansen


... altogether) we headed over to see the Thurston Lava Tube. Essentially, this lava tube is a tunnel that was created by lava flow from the volcano more than 500 years ago. Today, lava flows through similar underground tunnels to the ocean. According to the park website, lava has flowed continuously from Kaluaea to the ocean since the 80s. We were just not lucky today. The Thurston tube is very wet and cold, similar to other caves, and was a joy ...

Soaring in the sky & Spelunking in a lava tube

A travel blog entry by journeyer


... we hope). Not a lot of people are playing Hawaiian roulette and buying homes and living in this area. Since 2008 when the volcano Kilauea erupted, sulphur dioxide has been released into the air. This sulphur dioxide dehydrates the air and the prevailing winds blow in the direction of Mauna Loa – so there is much less rain, only three inches of rain per year. The majority of the area is a lava field ...

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This hotel, located on 400 Hualani Street, Hilo, is near Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo Farmers Market, Panaewa Rainforest Zoo, and Imiloa Astronomy Center.
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