This post is part of a series where I’m incorporating old travel journal entries into this blog. This part of the series is from my 2010 trip to Kauai. I hope you enjoy it! Stay tuned for more tales of our adventures! Didn’t catch the first post in this series? Start from the beginning!
Luau Kalamaku was my first luau, and it was a lot of fun! I was a bit hesitant at first because I’m not into really cheesy touristy stuff, but I do love hula and fire dancing and I have been dying to try some poi. Plus, there’s not much to do in the evening in Kauai so we thought it would be a fun thing to do one night. This luau is held at the Kilohana Sugar Plantation. When we arrived, we got lei’d (he he) and walked around and checked out some cool booths with the work of local artists. I got a hand carved turtle necklace straight from the artist, and Norwood got a cool spiral necklace from the same guy. After we had walked around a bit, we got some drinks from the bar and sat down at our table with some fresh pineapple. It reminded me a bit of a wedding because we were sat at a table with 6 other people. We sketched a bit while we were waiting for the show began and watched some hula dances and a Hawaiian music band perform. Then it was time for the buffet. I was happy because they had a lot of different dishes to try: vegetarian, fish, chicken, and I also tried to poi. It wasn’t too bad. Everybody says it’s terrible but I thought it was fine.
After dinner (of which I ate too much…the curse of the buffet), it was time for the show to begin. The show was actually quite awesome. It was a theatrical production that told the story of the Tahitians and their journey to the Hawaiian islands. The dancing and music was excellent. There were even some amazing fire dancers. I had an awesome time and really enjoyed the experience. Fun night!
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