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hiking moloka`i’s halawa valley: a glimpse into an ancient civilization – rediscovering moloka`i part 2 of 3

As we wait at the threshold of Halawa Valley on Moloka‘i’s remote east end, Anakala (Uncle) Pilipo Solatorio blows the pu four times: first facing east; then west, north, and south. Its rich, haunting sound resonates throughout the valley, providing a bona fide chicken-skin moment. Accompanying me is Julie-Ann Bicoy, director of the Moloka‘i Visitors Association. Together we stand quietly and respectfully, while Julie holds a ti-wrapped parcel representing a traditional offering presented by visiting Native Hawaiians to their host and placed on an altar. Continue reading ‘hiking moloka`i’s halawa valley: a glimpse into an ancient civilization – rediscovering moloka`i part 2 of 3′

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rediscovering moloka`i…paying a visit to the friendly isle – part 1 of 3

Twenty-two miles northwest of Maui lies the island of Moloka‘i, where time seems to stand still. Here there are no big box stores, shopping malls, high-rise resorts, or even traffic signals. But what you will find is plenty of aloha spirit, which has earned the island its nickname: The Friendly Isle. Moloka‘i is definitely worth a visit! Continue reading ‘rediscovering moloka`i…paying a visit to the friendly isle – part 1 of 3’

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