On a recent trip to Kaua’i, I was quite fortunate to make a wonderful new friend, Shere’e. Growing up on Oahu, Shere’e was proud of the islands she calls home. During our time together, she freely shared a great deal about her Hawaiian culture, including many of her favorite Hawaiian dishes.
The catamaran drifts gently away from the pier as a soothing ukulele player begins to play. The beautiful sound sets a magical tone for our Lana’i sunset cruise. The Hawaiian music continues as the sails are raised. After our ukulele player finishes a few songs, he stops by to say aloha and I Immediately sense his good nature and willingness to share his story.
Cruising along a quiet road on Kauai’s west side, I’m offered a glimpse into the Hawaiian countryside. Filling my view are green rolling hills, cows grazing, and papaya fields. Sparsely developed, this is what I imagine more of Hawaii used to look like before its booming tourist industry kicked in. It pleases me to see there is a quieter side to this island paradise.
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