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Big Island – Sorry, we’re closed

Friday, November 27th, 2009

“Sorry, we’re closed” is what I faced quite soon on this island. It started on day 1 when I went to the Volcanoes National Park. At home, I found some nice trails to hike as well as a scenic drive around the craters. As always recommendable, I went to the visitor centre first to get the latest updates. And what did I see: Most of the trails/roads were closed due to toxic gases coming out of one of the craters. So, I had to change all my plans.

But it’s not yet over. Thursday was “Thanksgiving” in the USA. So, most shops and restaurants did close around 5 pm or did not even open. Surprisingly, I could not wash clothes too, although everything is coin-operated…