When you first arrive in Maui

You think it’s like anywhere else in the USA. Everyone speaks English. There are the same fast food restaurants, supermarket chains, Home Depot, etc.

You try to get from A to B and you get lost.

The street names are nothing like what they are in mainland USA. Sure, there’s a Main Street in Wailuku. But most street names are Hawaiian.

Ka‘ahumanu, Kanaloa, Pu‘unene, Waikea, Liholiho, Hina, Wahinepio …

The area names are equally fascinating: Kahului, Wailuku, Napili, Kanaapali, Lahaina, Kihei, Wailei, Makena, Kula, Makawao, Pukalani, Paia, Haiku, Huelo, Hana, Waikapu, Waiehu.

The Hawaiian language has fewer alphabet letters than the English language. It should be easier to remember — right? Wrong! You underestimate how difficult it is to remember something if you don’t know how to pronounce it.


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As one of the earliest bloggers (since 1999), I enjoy meeting people who embrace "out-of-the-box" thinking and fear not the unknown. I believe in collaboration for sustainability because it increases stakeholder value.
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One Response to When you first arrive in Maui

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