Tag: Manoa Valley

Manoa Chinese Cemetery links to the past

The Manoa Chinese Cemetery is steeped in history, tradition, and a spiritual connection to revered ancestors. For most Hawaii visitors, strolling through a graveyard is probably not the first thing to come to mind when planning a Hawaii vacation. But the Manoa Chinese Cemetery isn’t gloomy. It’s solemn, but not grim. There are many things […]

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Manoa Valley Deep in Hawaii History

I expected beaches and water when I came to Hawaii, but I was surprised by the beauty of its mountains. They are so sharp and stark — the only reference I had was that they looked like the misty mountains in Japanese prints. I enjoy my daily commute through the mountains from Kailua to Manoa, […]

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