Saturday, October 06, 2007

Hawaii: The Prize at a Price


Clear waters, relaxed laid back atmosphere, unique marine life, delicious Asian cuisine, lush green, exotic looking people, a friendly and safe place, perfect temperature that never changes, advanced facilities, great service, daily drizzle, rainbows seen daily, waterfalls, great entertainment…. sounds like paradise? Well not quite, you always need to read the fine print in the advertisement.

All this come at a price, a very high price, so high that the Hawaiian natives can not afford and they are moving to main land USA. A sad reality for natives, but a great life for the wealthy. The real estate price is beyond reach of normal people and the one’s who do own a land move to the main land and buy 2-3 house from the proceeds of selling their land in Hawaii.

I was told by a Hawaiian, ‘The white man moves into our houses and we move into their houses’. How bizarre is that? The land of guaranteed rainbows is only for the ones who can afford to pay the price for paradise. The Prize comes at a Price.

5 comments:

Devilish said...

Mashallah you never stop traveling .. is it hobby or work !?

ColOman said...

Its only a hobby, but its fun although very costly

Devilish said...

Mashallah . . . yeah must be

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures.

ColOman said...

thanks