It was a beautiful sunny day in Hilo. After having breakfast at Cafe 100, we wanted to have a look at downtown Hilo. We visited Hilo Farmers Market, had coffee at Just Cruisin Coffee, and finally bought mochi at Two Ladies Kitchen.
Thomas Haas has been one of my favourite dessert and sandwich shop for years. I visited their North Vancouver store in the past few weeks after almost one year of absence. Their food was as exceptional as usual!
This was our last day of our trip. Although our B&B provided pancakes, we still came to Cafe 100 to try out the traditional Hawaii cuisine, Loco Moco. It is also the cheapest restaurant we’ve ever been to on Big Island!
We dedicated the entire Day 6 for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. I am glad that I modified the plan because half of a day was just not enough. We visited most of the destinations in the park, including Jaggar Museum, Steam Vents, Sulfur Banks, Thurston Lava Tube, and Chains of Crater Road. Of course, the most memorable moment is to see the glowing lava after dark!
Christmas and the new year is approaching, and so is the new season of anime! I’ve compiled a list of winter 2018 anime with the key visuals and some information. By looking at the visuals, you should be able to instantly tell which ones you like.
It has been many years since I had Thai food. For some reason, there are many recommended Thai restaurants on Big Island, so I chose Sombat’s Fresh Thai Cuisine to give this Southeast Asian cuisine a try.
We arrived Hilo at around 4 pm. After we checked in to our B&B, we visited Boiling Pots and Rainbow Falls which are very close by.
The highlight of Day 5 was visiting Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. It is one of the few black sand beaches in the world and very easy to access.
Our original plan was to visit the famous Papakōlea Green Sand Beach. But we decided to give up due to the long hike in hot weather. We still visited the southernmost point on Big Island and stopped by South Point Cliff Dive.
We stopped by St Benedict’s Painted Church when we drove from downtown Kailua-Kona to South Point Cliff Dive. It was a good resting point.