Sunrise behind Haleakala
Maui: had a nice quick dinner with a friend
Thanks Thomas for picking me up and good to finally meet Mika
After 3.5 hours on the ground due to late arrival, I’m off again
Funky sky pre-sunset on flight to Maui
YYZ-SEA “round trip” this week
To maximize miles, plus have dinner with my friend Thomas on Maui before a redeye back.
That’s YYZ-CLE-FLL-DEN-SEA, then SEA-SFO-OGG-SFO-ORD-YYZ, currently with 5 of those 9 flights upgraded (some complimentary, some using one of my upgrades).
Dr Sun Yat Sen – he’s everywhere!
Well, just about everywhere there are significant Chinese population, it would seem (recall he is the founder of “modern China” who overthrew the last Chinese emperor).
There are monuments/memorials/roads/historical sites in honour of Dr Sun Yat Sen in Taipei (Taiwan), Maui (Hawaii, USA), Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Penang (Malaysia)!
Given the large Chinese community in Toronto, I just googled it and found this memorial statue in Riverside Park.
Maui: funky Holy Ghost Portuguese church in Kula
Trippy little details at this Holy Ghost Portuguese church, including the Last Supper (with a woman next to JC, as per Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code), statue of Mary on a snake, and the dedication plaque referring to the creation of the world 6681 years ago (really?)…
Maui: backside (south coast)
“Highway” on back side of Haleakala (i.e. on southern coast of Maui, gotten to on the road from Kula (upcountry), not from Kihei.
I just like how this road with signs stretches towards the ocean…
Maui: Sun Yat-Sen park (father of Taiwan)
Apparently Sun Yat-Sen went to school in Hawaii, and his relatives lived in upcountry Maui (near Kula). He even planned some of the Chinese revolution from here.
There is a park with a new statue of him, with a great view of the ocean.