Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... to stay within town borders of Hilo. But I have ants in my pants (in German: Hummeln im Hintern) or still plenty of energy left [who knows], so I ended up walking around town for my time than I anticipated. So check out the entry of Feb 28 for more details.
Coming back to Feb 26, it was the day I left Kauai for Hawai'i (also called the Big Island in order to distinguish better between the island and the State).
I left the hostel in Kapa'a right at sunrise ...
... I will never get tired of the gorgeous water scenes on this island!
As the day came to a close, we arrived at our final stop: the Mauna Kea Visitor Center. This was probably my favorite part of the entire day. Mauna Kea is one of the dormant volcanoes on the island, and it takes quite the car ride to get up to the Visitor Center. We watched the sunset, and then we were treated to the best stargazing I have ever experienced. The sky ...
... Lisa and her friend invited me to a fancy restaurant (the friend apparently had a coupon) - with steak, sautéed goat cheese, tuna fillet and chocolate tarte. What a luxury meal, especially after my pasta diet. And the grand finale I could sleep for free in a real bed the first night. As I said, I could not have a better first day and I am so grateful for it - especially since Lisa has previously never even have seen me before! I call that ...
We started today's outing with a stop at Rainbow Falls. This falls drops 80 feet, and is easily accessible being just west of Hilo. Since we got a late start, it was lunchtime by the time we finished at the falls. So we headed back to Lili'uokalani park, and walked across the bridge to Coconut Island to find a lunch spot. The island has a lot of coconut trees, and we noticed that the coconuts ...
... with the best views. By this stage we were both on a high, definitely one of the most spectacular things we have been fortunate enough to experience. We then flew back down the flow and back over villages, forest and macadamia farms back towards Hilo. We flew over the main town of Hilo and the up along a river to some spectacular waterfalls including rainbow falls. We then turned around and flew over the cruise ship and some excellent views of the harbour. The water was ...