Molokai-The Friendly Isle

Molokai, the friendly isle, is an island part of the Hawaiian island chain. Out of the eight Hawaiian islands, Molokai is the fifth largest. Molokai is only 38 miles long and 10 miles across at its widest point. It is home to the highest sea cliffs in the world, Kalaupapa,  and most importantly, the most friendly people.

Four students from Hawaii Pacific University, Clayton Nelson, Keola Domingo,  Shianne Schorr, and Ronnie Simpson sailed over to Molokai to experience the culture of the friendly isle.

“Once we arrived to Kaunakakai Harbor we were greeted with Aloha. Uncles on other docked boats were shakaing to us.” student Keola Domingo said.

Molokai is a very small island so many of the locals are familiar with who is not from there. They are very nice and will take time out of their way to help you.

Molokai is very well known for their home made bread. Kanemitsu’s bakery is a very popular bakery located in Kaunakakai. From regular pastries, poi donuts to stuffed flavored bread, they have it all. One very popular thing at Kanemitsu’s bakery is the late-night hot bread. It is located in the back alley way behind Kanemitsu’s bakery and it is open during night. Many tourists and locals take time out of their night to come and pick up some delicious hot bread. The bread is very big with a three choice flavor that is spread all in the middle like a sandwich. Expect to be in line for a little while because the alley way sure does get filled sometimes.

The friendly isle lives up to its name because of the aloha spirit that is spread.

“One night we were docked at the harbor and someone pulled up in a car and asked us if we wanted food because they did not want to waste it. The island is full of locals and their aloha spirit radiates through the wind. I seen a few people I know and they told me what’s up, my friend even stopped his care in the middle of the road to tell me hi.” Keola Domingo said.

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