During my stay in Hawaii for ASAP Beetle, I had the chance to visit a traditional taro farm to learn more about the production of this root vegetable that is so often used in the traditional Hawaiian kitchen. I was invited by Na Mea Kupono, a Lo’i Kalo (taro farm in Hawaiian) concerned not only with growing taro, but also with maintaining the knowledge and stories attached to it, to keep a culture alive, that’s about to disappear.
I must admit, I was lucky to be referred to the very amazing Town restaurant on Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki, Honolulu very early on this trip and have had the possibility to eat there various times during our stay on the island.
Besides surfing, sunbathing, snorkeling and all other kinds of sun-related activities, O’ahu offers some quite impressive hikes. Although the subject of this post wouldn’t be called hike by many, it’s more like a workout.
So here I am in Hawaii, this island so far away from Berlin it never made it on my go-to-list and nevertheless has thanks to innumerable pop-cultural references an image of paradise that is hard to ignore.
So what happens is that I’m in Hawaii for project for the launch of the new Volkswagen Beetle, chasing the sun together with five other people from around the world. We’re up doing different sun-related activities every day, like doing yoga during sunrise or hiking up a mountain to get a view on the sunset (follow me on instagram to see even more of that beauty). And even more weird stuff that will all be documented on the As Sun As Possible website soon, which you can find here.
[Post sponsored by VW]