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Day 3 in Peru — Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu

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We woke up at 3:30 a.m. so we could stand in line at 4 a.m. to catch the 5:30 a.m. bus that would take us to the entrance of Machu Picchu for its 6… Continue reading

Hawaiian Style Cafe–Anna, Lechon, and Lilikoi

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Yay!  I got a text from Anna, a former student of mine.  She is visiting from Portland and had some time for dinner with me.  We decided to go to Hawaiian Style Cafe… Continue reading

Day 2 in Peru — Cusco to Aguas Calientes

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Breakfast was again included at the hotel buffet so we had some eggs and toast in the morning before checking out of our hotel and heading to the hills above Cusco. After stopping… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Top 3 @ Nori’s Saimin & Snacks

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By Misty I. Growing up, did you watch Let’s Go Fishing? I did. Like every single weekend. Haha, my favorite part was definitely not the fishing, it was watching Hari Kojima and Stan… Continue reading

Calamansi and Lemons from Grace Turned into Calamansi-Lemon Muffins!

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My green-thumbed friend Grace dropped off some bittermelon, lemons, and calamansi for me today.   What an awesome way to be greeted at my front door upon my arrival home from work!  A heavenly… Continue reading

First Day in Peru — Cusco!

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Hello Cusco!  Our guide picked us up from the airport and took us to our hotel Tierra Viva San Blas. We found more free coca leaves in our hotel lobby! We had a… Continue reading

Take the Island of Hawai‘i Pono Pledge

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The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB), launched a new public information campaign. This partnership campaign between IHVB and the County of Hawaii aims to educate and encourage residents and visitors to be… Continue reading

Leaving on a jet plane — to Peru!

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I never would have thought I’d have the chance to set foot anywhere in South America. As it turns out, I have an adventurous friend who had Machu Picchu on her bucket list. This… Continue reading

Sharon’s Birthday Ambush at MORE GOOD HAIR DAYS

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Who doesn’t want more good hair days?  I sure do. I stopped by a new salon called MORE GOOD HAIR DAYS (on Lanikaula/Laukapu) not to get my hair done but to surprise my… Continue reading

I Found Breakfast in my Garden

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I accept it.  I’m officially old. I woke up with the sun, walked around the garden. Was excited to see that one bitter melon was ready to be harvested. I continued to look… Continue reading