Tag: Punchbowl Cemetery

Volcano goddess Pele on Oahu

Hawaii residents and visitors from abroad flock to Hawaii Island, the Big Island, to witness eruptions at the Mauna Loa Volcano. Thousands of images and videos of the spectacular event are zing around the internet when that happens showing the full glory of an active lava flow. We want to point out that fire goddess […]

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Nuuanu Valley: Hawaiian history in the hills

Nuuanu Valley on Oahu is one of the most historically significant neighborhoods (or collection of neighborhoods) in all of Hawaii. Its importance goes back to ancient, pre-colonial times, through the establishment of the Kingdom Hawaii and its overthrow a century later in 1893, right through to the present day. The valley begins at the Nuuanu […]

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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl

I recently had relatives visiting from Philadelphia who were staying in a time-share at Disney at Aulani, far from Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki. With just a couple of hours to spend together, I decided to take them to the (Punchbowl Cemetery, informally). It turned out to be a good choice, as I was to learn […]

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