Aloha from Hawaii

To me it feels like a dream. Less than one year ago I was on Big Island the biggest of the five islands which are known as the state of Hawaii. The memories are sweet but seem so unreal as it was only a dream. But it is not, because I have a proof:

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The long beaches, the plants, the sun, the ocean, the volcanoes, the Dolphins, the whales,… It is so hard to stop the slideshow in my head when I have started for once…๐Ÿ’ญ

Hawaii is just incredible!image๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Last year I spent ten days including Easter army aunts and uncle’s house. We had such an amazing time together…One thing which has deeply impressed me was the black beach. The sand is ash from the volcanoes and depending on the water appearing in different nuances. Next to the beach was the most beautiful forest I have ever been too. I felt as if I would dive into a fictions world (like lord of the rings – which is a movie I actually have never seen). The trees seemed so magical!

Another day we went to the Akaka Falls.๐Ÿ’ฆ Besides the beautiful park the eighty meter high waterfall took my breathe. ๐Ÿ˜I saw and did so many things that I could not decide for a ranking. I usually like ranking things, but among these gorgeous activities and adventures it is impossible. ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผ

Next to this it seems average but playing tennis and getting lessons in the Mauna Kea Resort which offers courts by the oseaside was another highlight of one of my greatest journeys. For me tennis is not only a sport – it is a passion๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ. I got such a beautiful skirt of the Serena Williams collection from my aunt which is a reminder of these awesome days when I have lessons in Germany.๐Ÿ˜Š But even without it I could never forget this time. It simply proves that all of this was real and not only a dream.

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I almost got hit by a golf ball which was falling down from the sky. It sounds funnier than it was…

 

On Easter we went for a brunch at the Four Seasons. We had a nice table by the beach. My aunt is the best chef I know, even better than my grandma (sorry for this, but you are the second bestโค๏ธ) so it was challenging for the uncountable chefs there to offer us food which has a chance of compete ting against hers. But I think they did quite a good job…

 

Okay, enough food porn. You want to get to know more about Hawaii, right?

A great way of discovering the island is going on a helicopter ride. Unfortunately the day we went the volcanoes where active so we could not fly above them. Anyway the experience was unique and the pictures in my head are breath taking. Every time I think back I have the song Good Life on my mind because it had been played on the flight when we were above the high valleys covered all in green which reminds me of the volvic water.

One day we went on a traditional market where we bought flowers ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบand food. It was a weekly market but it seemed to me as if it was arranged for tourists or something which is stupid because it was just a normal Hawaiian market in little white tents.

Two days we took my uncle’s boat ๐Ÿšคto see whales. He and his friend who is like family own a real equipment to locate them. We were lucky and saw one after about one hour of searching for them. Then we glanced another smaller one which was a baby whale (who still was way bigger than our boat). The whales were bigger than busses ๐Ÿ‹but that moment I was not scared at all. They must be surrounded by a peaceful aura or something. They made me calm down and I quickly forgot about my sea sickness. That day we saw many whales and some dived under or boat and played with us so that I could have touched them.๐Ÿณ

 

On our way back to the port I sat on the rim of the boat with one foot in the water. My aunt hold me so that I could pretend as if I was Rose from Titanic. It was like flying. I felt so free like I never did before.
The other day we went out by boat we only saw two whales from apart but lots of dolphins instead which was not bad either๐Ÿฌ.

While working out together with my sister on the cross trainer and the rowing machine I looked at the ocean trough the window and some fountains coming out of the water. My uncle called us and we saw whales jumping out of the water.
On the day we left it was similar as if they wanted to say good bye.

Flying back was sad, but since we flew to California I did not need to cry (which I did hardly on our flight back to Germany).

 

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I learned that Aloha is not a word. It is a spirit.
This spirit cannot be described with words and has to be experienced. I am so glad that I had the chance to and I am sure that I will come back one day!

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Even the water is different: this photo is taken trough the water! How crazy is this? I have never seen such clear water…

Everything is so different from here: the people, the animals,the flowers, fruits and plants, the weather, the airport (there are no walls at all, except for the sanitary rooms), …

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For example Hawaii does not has seasons, so they do not have a summer or winter time. When it is summer time in Germany the time shift is twelve hours. I called my grandparents after I got up when it was already seven in the evening in Germany. Their day was almost over and mine had just started.

Oh, how much I miss the time… But as mentioned above do mI will definitely go to Hawaii again๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž

Aloha,
Katie๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“

imagePS: The Hawaiian strawberries I had on Easter are the best ones I ever had. (And I had lots…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜Œ)

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