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Dear Tourists

Aug. 31, 2007 (2392 views)

Aloha! Just a few thoughts and tips I'd like to share with you. You probably won't find these candid tips in other tour magazones, so here it goes:1. Be polite on the road. Pull over to the side when needed. - Many locals get irritated when a tourist car drives slowly on the road because they are trying to figure out where they are going. It really is annoying to see a tourist driving with map in...

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Posted By Lizas Eyeview


Tourists: Just because you are here on vacation, does not mean you have to turn off your humanity

Aug. 28, 2007 (3462 views)

This past saturday we were surfing at Breakwalls. I Got some good rides. It wasn't spectacular or anything. Wave heights were almost head high and the ocean was glassy. Fun day.After my session and after I had tied my leash around my board, I walked out of the water and towards the parking lot adjacent to the Lahaina Shores hotel. I saw these two girls coming out of the water."hmm that's last year's Southpoint 8'6"" I thought to myself. "hehehe, it's totally ugly"....

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Posted By Surfer


Lunar Eclipse 8-27/28 2007

Aug. 28, 2007 (2578 views)

This was the first time i've ever seen a full Lunar eclipse. Hell, this was the first time i've seen an eclipse of any kinda except for those Mitsubishi ones :pIt started at about 10:45pm HST and lasted..............well I had to go to sleep :p The dark period went on for about an hour or so. Here are some pics. Slight cloud cover made it difficult to get any decent shots.1) Here is the earth casting it's shadow upon the moon.2)And here it is when it was just...

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Posted By Surfer


Lunar Eclipes on Maui Last Night

Aug. 28, 2007 (2160 views)

Did any of you watch the lunar eclipse last night? I was so tired I didn't have the stamina to wait but my husband and son did wait and watch. I'd ask them about it and will post more later. If any of you watched it, feel free to leave a comment and share your experience. check surfer's blog for photos ...

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Posted By Lizas Eyeview


Hawaii Superferry

Aug. 27, 2007 (3207 views)

The Hawaii Superferry is very controversial. Like politics, many have an opinion that is often formulated or affected based on what others have said or heard. Traffic seems to be a concern, and a Maui Court ordered the State to make changes to the traffic flow to answer the concerns. The State has completed the ordered changes, which will now affect traffic turning from Kaahumanu Avenue onto Puunene. The Hawaii Supreme Court has overturned a ruling made by a local Maui Court, requiring...

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Posted By boo


Beautiful Maui

Aug. 24, 2007 (2332 views)

I just uploaded six (6) photos and I wll add more this weekend. Living on Maui us such a blessing. One can just look at the window and be awed by how beautiful this island is. May I never cease to appreciate living here...Check out some posted I posted here on site :) ...

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Posted By Lizas Eyeview


Maui Bus (Public Transportation)

Aug. 23, 2007 (6537 views)

When I first came here in 1994, I was surprised that there was no public buses! Coming from the busy city of Manila, I expected that there would be some type of public transportation here. But no! Guess what I had to do the next few weeks of my arrival? Yep - I had to learn how to drive. It's either I learn how to drive or I get stuck at home!Now there are Maui Busses going around. They are not a lot, and they are not bulky. They look like little tourist buses going around. However,...

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Posted By Lizas Eyeview


Blocking Superstores in Maui

Aug. 20, 2007 (1915 views)

I recently read a news article about the Maui County Council Planning Committee ammending the zoning laws to prohibit large, discount retailers from entering, or expanding on Maui. Council Chairman Ricki Hokama said he introduced the bill because other counties are working on similar legislation. Umm... what? Ricki Hokama wants to do this because others are doing it? What did our parents always tell us... "what... if your friend jump in da fire, you going jump in da fire too?"...

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Posted By boo


The Hurricane That Wasn't - Lucky We Live Hawaii

Aug. 15, 2007 (1991 views)

So Hurricane Flossie decided to say hello to us, or tried to anyway. It fizzled out as it approached the Big Island of Hawaii, but no real impact on Maui, accept to remind us to be prepared. I did my thing, ensuring we had water in reserve, toilet paper, canned goods, paper plates and disposable utensils, anti-bacterial wipes, full-tank of gas, cash from the ATM, fully-charged cell phone, hand-crank radio and flashlight, candles, propane for the grill, masking tape for the windows,...

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Posted By boo


Mini vacation in Kihei

Aug. 14, 2007 (2660 views)

We just had a weekend kamaaina's vacation in Kihei. That's all time and money would allow, wish it could have been longer. We had a suite at the Maui Coast hotel which was great especially with the kamaaina rate. There was no view but the room was large, clean and comfortable. My wife and I had the king size bed while our little boy slept on the sofa that converts to a bed in the other room. He loved his "secret" bed. Two days doesn't allow for too much activity, just the hotel pool and...

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Posted By tross