Looking back from the other side of the world

It’s a warm sunny day in Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, where the Romans stopped in 6 BC convinced that venturing further north would only lead them into swamp lands. Here the hand-laid brick paths pave the narrow streets that reek centuries of history and culture. The tallest building is the famous dome tower, long separated from its church by the wrath of a hurricane. Everywhere is as flat as the eye can see. Continue reading

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Final Moving Sale

Sadly I have succumbed to the high cost of living debacle and decided to leave now so that I may return again. Continue reading

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Free hula classes with live music

Hula is the traditional dance of Hawaiian culture. Its long and interesting history includes the infamous period when Christian missionaries openly disapproved of hula and other dances. Interestingly, 150 years after their letters of complaint, free hula classes take place every Sunday at a church hall in North Kihei. And with live ʻukulele accompaniment, too!

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First Friday Wailuku free yoga

One of my dreams is to do outdoor yoga on Maui, such as the one invoked by the following image I found on the Web. In fact, googling “yoga beach” will get you plenty of inspiring poses that I’d love to imagine myself doing. Perhaps one day I will really be doing yoga on the beach. Continue reading

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Update: cost of living on Maui

That the most searched words on this blog are “cost of living” is testimony to the popularity of Civil Beatʻs “Cost of Living” articles and Hawaiian News Now’s “Priced Out of Paradise” videos. I’ve not only read and viewed them all, I’m also convinced that it’s no joke that Maui is one of the costliest places to live.

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The authentic Maui experience: ukulele, hula, chant in Kihei

Some of the best finds on Maui are found word of mouth. On this blog, I share these finds so that others won’t discover as late as I have. It’s also a way for me to remember and thank those that led me to these authentic experiences on Maui. My most recent find is the free Thursday night ukulele jam sessions in North Kihei.
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Maui Chef of the Year shares new menu each week

Each week, Chef Jeff Scheer decides on a new menu for Maui Chef’s Table at Millhouse Restaurant at Maui Tropical Plantation. He walks the surrounding acres of land, inspects what’s freshest, and concocts new flavors that work well with other local produce, prawns flown in from Ka‘u‘ai, and mushrooms from the Big Island.
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