Walking to paradise

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: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.

On our way
On the trail
Crossing a stream
Walking on the trail
Water break
Alberto on the other side
The rugged part
The trail
Along the rocky cliffs

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.

Time for a break
Resting at the 6 mile fall
Crossing a stream

Also there were plenty of guava trees and a few mango trees so we could get some fresh fruit as we walked.

Guava snack

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.

Taking a nap in the sun

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.

Our camp at Kalalau beach
Waterfall at Kalalau Beach

And the beach was of course beautiful.
Afternoon sun over Kalalau Beach

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.
Back in civilization

A truly amazing trip.


Spring Break Road Trip: Arkansas & Maxine

Skrevet tirsdag den 28. kl. 10.15

Vi ankom til Ozarks Warehouse ved Fayetteville, Arkansas dagens mål omkring fem-tiden. Stedet er et økologisk varehus, der distribuerer deres varer til hele det sydvestlige område USA. Vi fik en tour af stedet og derefter stillede vi vores telte op uden for deres frokostrum.

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Vi lavede aftensmad i frokostrummet og lavede et interview med chefen for stedet.

University of Arkansas ligger i Fayette, og derfor bærer byen præg af at være en collegetown. Vi tog en tur ind til byen for at se hvordan nattelivet så ud. Et par stykker havde hørt studenterradioen her og kontaktede dem. Stationsmanageren og et par andre radiomedarbejdere viste dem rundt på radioen og tog derefter på deres favoritbar Maximes. Vi andre var taget på Irsk bar, men det var ret kikset, så vi tog også på Maxines.

Maxines viste sig at være en super cool bar, lidt ligesom en dansk bodega. Der var et par stamgæster der, som tog godt i mod os og fortalte os om byen og Arkansas.

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Imens jeg har skrevet på dette indlæg har vi krydset grænsen indtil Oklahoma dagens køretur bliver på ca. 10 timer, så der er stadig meget lang vej.