Browsing Archives of Author »Asha Tanna«

Big Island Small Mentality

April 13, 2015

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Since landing in Hilo I have relied on the kindness of strangers to take me places by car. No one really explained to me that in order to get the most out of the trip I should have my own wheels. There is a lot to see and getting across the island is impossibly difficult […]

Manta Ray Night Diving

April 4, 2015

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Night diving with Manta rays on Big Island is what every diver in Hawaii talks about. Even novices wax lyrical about this as the must-do-thing you have to tick off. Kona is also the only place of all the islands to do this. So after qualifying as a Rescue Diver I decided to treat myself […]

Call 911 there’s been an emergency

April 4, 2015

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Don’t panic, this didn’t really happen, but it was what I was yelling in the water to the captain of my boat while removing gear in the water and towing my dive instructor through some of the toughest waves in the ocean. The swell made the excercise even more taxing than it is already and […]

Sunrise over Waipi’o Valley

March 24, 2015

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Early morning wake ups are tough. Three thirty starts every weekend for work are horrendous. But as I was looking forward to my first weekend lie in I ironically found myself agreeing to get up at the crack of dawn on Saturday to drive 2 hours to see the sunrise rise on Waipio Valley.  Edit    […]

The Big Island

March 21, 2015

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People have often described Hawaii as the closest thing to paradise. I must admit i was sceptical before I arrived, after one week I couldn’t agree more.       I’m on the Big Island which has many faces: black sand, white sand, lush green vegetation, waterfalls, volcanic rock and a powerful ocean with incredible waves […]

Aloha!!

March 15, 2015

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I’m going to Hawaii. It’s a place I have always wanted to visit but always thought of it as a honeymoon destination and far too expensive for my budget. Well that’s not the case. After careful shopping around for flights and finding quite literally a paradise retreat, I am disappearing for three blissful weeks with […]

Hash Cake, canal boats and a peep show

March 15, 2015

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I was away in Morocco for my birthday this year and I have to say I had no expectation and so it was probably the best birthday I have had in a while. Especially as I had the pleasure of spending it with a rather attractive man I had met. Back home in London my […]

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