Thursday, February 19, 2015

Island life

No no, don't let the coconut water fool you, i'm anything but healthy here!
We cook at home, and we try to be healthy, sure, but this is America, all Europeans coming here are doomed to gain weight, and the sad part is that we know it.
But i won't complain, the island life is worth the few extra pounds currently sitting on my belly, and i'll just have to work out harder when i get home.

So, things we've been doing recently, besides work, in no particular order....

Me and Tali went to a random beach on the way to the tattoo shop, decided to check out the water, and ended up swimming with two sea turtles for like an hour.
Went to Iao Valley while waiting for the printers to get stuff ready for us, and took a swim in a very cold stream, and climbed a bit of mountain.
Tried out a coffee place... like a real one!
And went day drinking with Leah from the tattoo shop at Willie Nelson's bar.
Went on a midnight shopping trip to Walmart, and came home with mostly ice cream and Tums.
Walked the dog in the hood and on the beach, always meeting friendly neighbors who wanna say hi or chat.
Spent an evening hanging out on our friends' porch, drinking whiskey, listening to country, surrounded by cats, dogs, and chickens in trees.
Swam at a beach with waves so crazy they basically carried me out to sea in seconds, and i decided there and then that i never want to be a surfer.
Went back to shore, and watched a crab dig a hole for about an hour.
Saw Twin Falls. First waterfall was full of tourists, but the second we pretty much had to ourselves, and we swam, climbed, and dried off on big warm rocks like lizards.
What else?
A ton of things, probably, but it's still early, like pre-coffee early, so i don't know!

We bust our asses working at the house or at the shop, and i don't get to see much outside of Paia, but i love it, and just being here is enough.
And hey, i got to see turtles, completely without planning it, so who cares if i don't get to do all the touristy stuff this time around.

Is it weird how quickly i adapt to new places?
I don't know if others do that too, but i get to a new place, and i make myself at home pretty much straight away, and i kind of forget about my life at home... not counting my friends and my dog, of course.

I'm off to work now, but i hope to post another quick one before i leave... which is too soon.
I think i could stay here for another month and stay busy the whole time, and i feel like i've been living with these girls forever already, but my new home awaits in Berlin, so i can't stay in Paradise forever.


Walking the wolf

The backyard

Classic beach selfie


Brewed with aloha and tasty as hell

Beach view

Saw an even smaller one today, caught it, and moved it outside

Went swimming in a waterfall and climbed enough stairs to turn our legs into jelly

The beach where i went swimming with turtles

Twin Falls part one

Twin Falls part two was even better... more sun and less people

Tour guide

Lilikoi fresh from the tree

Cat and dog heaven... chickens too!

Different view, same cat

Amazing kitchen

Always cruising in trucks


  1. Your photos make me want to move to Hawaii! Like now. Is it time to retire yet?

    1. Uhm, i don't think we have to retire first, let's just do it!!

  2. I miss the mountains and esp Diamond Head. I moved there for a couple years, had great cheap apt in Chinatown. Came back to mainland got very homesick so went back for another 1 1/2 years. Then back to east coast. Misssss it still so moved the gulf coast Florida!! No mountains but palma, plumeria, banyon trees, warmmmm ocean as nd my new fav cafe Ohana Cafe.