- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... tell plants apart. Hopefully the fish species will be easier!
Our next stop was in Hilo, which is very different from our home in Waimea. Waimea is on the dry side of the island, while Hilo is on the opposite/green side of the island. This means that we got to experience the rainforest! It was very tropical, and very beautiful (despite the fact that most of the plants aren't native). Our stop specifically was at the famous Rainbow Falls, which ...
... so I could have a shower after my flight, but because of a fire, the road was closed, so that we went to her friends’ house where I was welcomed with 2 Jelly Vodkas and a free shower (I thought that Jelly vodka is a German thing, but they had even other flavors - very tasty, I'll try it at home, too! Making Jelly Vodka was obviously Lisa's friend’s passion, it was just too cute as he talked about his recipe experiments) After ...
... Museum, we were able to see the glowing source of the current eruption. It was cold, so we had to bundle up. The caldera was vivid at night, and lit up the clouds with a orange-pink glow. Kilauea produces 250k - 650k cubic yards of lava per day. It has flowed about 13 miles, sometimes above ground and sometimes through lava tubes, currently to the coastal village of Pahoa where we drove the ...
... lava flow. We were finally over the lava flow itself. The flow itself was black and looked like oozing treacle, we were informed that beneath that crust it is flowing at about 25kph. You could see areas where the flow had burned forest and every so often small areas where you could see fresh lava. We weren't permitted to fly over the threatened village, nor could we fly over the main crater, this was due to the amount of ash that it throws up. The pilot was excellent and gave ...
... it was ferns, walking trees and many flowers with volcanic rock mixed in between. By the way there are no snakes in Hawaii.
We walked through a long large lava rock tunnel that was created by an eruption years ago. In the roof of the tunnel you can see the roots from the trees above growing through the lava rock. We even road along the ocean, where we were able to see the high waves smashing against the shear cliffs that ...