Aloha, Maui!

This post used to contain pictures, but due to new storage limitations from WordPress, I had to fix the problem and decided to create a new blog that works as an archive for all the posts from my two years in California. This full post can be found here.

So far I’m not impressed to be honest. I was taken aback when we arrived at the hostel, it wasn’t as nice as the one on Oahu. The room was super tiny, but the common area was pretty nice. They even have a Jacuzzi here!

The flight here from Honolulu were about 30min and the plane barely even flattened out up in the air before going down again. It was nice! I really like Hawaiian Airlines, the service is awesome! Even with this short flight, we got a complimentary tropical juice. We got our baggage’s very fast and booked a shuttle right away and within minutes we were on the shuttle to the hostel. 40 minutes after we landed we were checking in and took the last two spots for the “Road to Hana” tour tomorrow. Now the waiting list for the trip is so long. We got lucky! And we had almost a whole day here on maui to do whatever we wanted. I almost wish we didn’t. We wanted to go to the beach, it didn’t matter which one. I just wanted to enjoy the beautiful weather. Over the mountain there were a lot of dark clouds, but over the coast it was beautiful. And it was warmer here than on Oahu. Maybe 85F? I’m still not very good at temperatures. So we kinda got directions but it didn’t help. We got off the first bus to early and had to wait another hour for the next one. But we did a little snack shopping during that time. I bought something called Mochii. It is something baked with sweetened rice flour and it has a very weird and gooey/sticky/chewy consistency. I’m not sure I liked it. It didn’t taste bad, it was just weird. I also tried M&M Coconut for the first time and I loved it. And the third and last new thing I tried was apple banana. It looks like a banana, but isn’t as sweet and taste a little like apple I guess. We didn’t have to wait too long at the big shopping mall for the next bus that took us to Kihei. I didn’t like that beach. I might have liked it better if we got off the bus one or two stops earlier. But I didn’t complain, I just wanted to hear the waves crashing against the beach and feel the sun warm my body. And I did. I just imagined myself on Lanikai Beach instead. The palm trees there had coconuts in them.

We left the beach at 4:30pm so we had time to do some grocery shopping before going back to the hostel to shower and eat dinner and update blogs and post pictures on Facebook. I did all that except eat dinner. For some reason I wasn’t hungry at all so I just ate a small bag of Jelly Belly and a roll of Rolo. I’m gonna miss the American candy. The showers are shared with everyone here on this hostel, both girls and boys which is not so fun. But I managed to take a shower anyway without any awkward encounters.

I’m tired tonight so instead of socializing outside I’m just sitting in the room and will go to sleep as soon as possible. And besides, everyone out there is drinking and screaming like crazy. It’s gonna be a long day tomorrow. Free pancakes for breakfast at 8am and 8:30am the tour buses leave. I’m not sure what to expect, but I am really excited!! I just hope that we are gonna be able to do all the tours (otherwise we’re gonna be stuck at the hostel for a day…) because the new sign-up papers don’t come up until the tour of the day has left. I think this Road to Hana is the most popular, and probably the volcano hike too on Saturday. Maybe we could ask someone who’s not going to sign us up :).

Okay, time to go to bed, I’m seeing double…

Wailuku Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel is the green building on the right in this picture.Mochii Mochii. Kalepolepo BeachFrom the right angle, the beach we went to today actually looked okay!

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