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 […]
As I wander down residential streets in a foreign land, I always look a the front doors of people’s homes. I wonder what might be behind those doors. What is the story of the people who live there? What is the story behind the door?
I’m happy to announce another guest post on this blog, this time by Elisabeth from CurlyGirlAbroad. Definitely check out her blog, and enjoy this great post about visiting Belgium!
The important thing is to enjoy life and to make this summer a great one.
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.
Today is another mellow day. Later tonight we plan on going to a Luau, which I will blog about separately, but since I have a bit of time at the moment I thought I would write about our experiences so far today.
When you travel, it is important to keep an open mind. You’ll be presented with new cultures, new places, new languages, new customs, new food, new people. It is important to be receptive of these new things and willing to get out of your comfort zone to try new things and accept new ideas.
As Norwood and I were quite exhausted from our incredible adventure along the Kalalau trail yesterday, today was an extremely mellow day. We woke up a bit later than usual and slowly got ready for the day. We started off with a nice, easy breakfast of coffee (Kauai Coffee Company Medium Roast), pineapple, and bagels with cream cheese, courtesy of our toaster oven.
Bali is one of those places in the world I’ve always wanted to go. With it’s iconic rice paddies, volcanic mountains covered with gorgeous forest, amazing coral reefs and beautiful beaches, Bali is a fabulous destination to visit. From religious sites to a lively nightlife to yoga and meditation retreats galore, Bali is the kind of place that has something for everyone.