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…and we’re back!

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 | All Things, Travel

Back in the city after nearly two weeks in Hawaii, and back to the business of blogging. I spent the better part of this day fighting jet lag from the six hour time difference and uploading vacation photos on flickr.

So where was I?

At the Kailua Village Farmer’s Market, we found a gorgeous assortment of tropical flowers…

…and piles of luscious fruit. Hawaii is notoriously expensive, but the one thing that we found to be absurdly cheap were the papayas. Fruits that would cost upwards of $3 apiece at the Upper West Side Fairway were offered 3 for $1 for the “premium” Hawaiian variety or a staggering 5 for $1 for the “solo” type.

I like papayas, but well… one can only eat so much.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, bananas were 65-70 cents apiece at most places around town.

After a breakfast of Spam and eggs (When in Kona…) and local specialty Loco Moco at Big Island Grill, we hit the beaches.

At Kahalu’u Beach Park, we came across a hula lesson in progress, dozens of colorful fish and one curious honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle).

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