Last week I got my first visit from Denmark Solveig my aunt and Jens came by for five days. They brought me some aquavit and winter clothes which was useful since the autumn seems to have seriously taken its grasp on Prague.
I showed them some of Prague and on their own they discovered some areas like the Jewish cemetaries that I still havent been to. One thing I discovered when they were here was the beutiful Wallenstein Garden below the castle. A really nice (and free) spot in the middle of the city.
So its been a week since I got back to Prague so its about time I start to tell something about Hawaii. Here is a video from our hike on the Kalalau Trail read more below.
The highlight of the three weeks was without a doubt the four days we spend in the island of Kauai. Kauai is the oldest islands of Hawaii and also known as the Garden Isle because of the flourishing nature found here. Its one of the wettest spots in the world and the massive amounts of water has shaped the rock into what is called pali in Hawaiian. On this picture you can see the palis:
Fernando had gotten hold of permits for us to hike the Kalalau Trail. The trail follows the the massive windswept Na Pali coastline overlooking lush green valleys and towering rocky cliffs that rises almost 1200 meters to the deep blue pacific below. The trail is 11 miles (18km) long and winds it way along the cliffs in a very varied landscape with rain forest, desert and rocky cliffs. The trail is almost never straight but moves up and down, in and out. The view is spectacular and around each corner awaits new wonders.
It was hot and humid to do the hike so we drank a lot of water. Luckily there are plenty of streams and creeks on the trail so we could refill our bottles.
Also there were plenty of guava trees and a few mango trees so we could get some fresh fruit as we walked.
It took us 8 and a half hour to walk in and the reward was amazing. I was very busted and enjoyed just chilling on the beach for the rest of the day.
We had our camp in shade of trees close to the waterfall were we got fresh water and showers when it got to hot to sit in the sun.
And the beach was of course beautiful.
We spend a day on the beach and the hiked back the next day. Here was what we looked like after having walked back to civilization.