Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What the tourist doesn’t see

I’m a tourism person. I like to see interesting places and take a lot of photos. In every new place you move/travel, it’s good to make some friends, cause they know the coolest places in the neighborhood. The places that tourists normally doesn’t see.

Today I had a great chance to see a place where even most of the local people haven’t been to. As it’s middle of nowhere and roads there are really bad, well, there are no roads, we had to loan a car. A big one :D

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As you see from the photo, the place we were visiting was an old hotel. september 002september 023 Believe it or not, but there are people living in some “rooms”.september 009september 016 september 038

And some steps away from the hotel, there is a sea. You can see the cool masterpieces that lava has made.september 048september 057 september 052september 062september 072Need some salt?september 063september 071 I have to get back there as soon as possible, cause I want to explore more of these little pools. There are lots of them. Everyone of them filled with interesting sea life.

I think now you see, why it’s good to have some local friends ;)


  1. This is really neat! Thanks for stopping by my TMTT post!!

  2. Oh geez. The picture that shows people living in the hotel rooms is so .... disturbing and compelling at the same time. I keep going back to look at it to see if I can see someone. It looks like life, but what kind of life must it be?

    I don't mean to go on. :) I like your perspective in all the shots!

  3. I love your pictures. I espeically love to see what the toursits don't see. It is good to be reminded of the reality of real life. It is not always what we would wish.

    The beach pictures are stunning. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for leaving a comment on my site. We think our little grandbabies are simply adorable. Both live near by and we count ourselves extremely blessed. Both our sons are building their own households of faith. John wrote, "I have no greater joy than to know my children walk in faith." 3 John 6. Amen and amen. Blessings.

  4. Ave, those pics are really cool....though I have to say incredibly sad too. Youknow, I reckon you would be good at the photo-journalism thing as you seem to have a nose for sniffing out interesting stuff. I sooooo wish you lived near me because I'd enjoy coming out with you and my (sadly neglected) camera :)

  5. I agree. It's great to have local friends. It's the same when visiting my country.

    That's quite an interesting place you went. I'm not at all surprised that people live in some of those rooms,
    I find it all interesting and would love to know how they get about their daily lives.

  6. Very cool! That's definitely a place that won't be the front of any tourism brochures but yet oh so cool.

  7. What a treasure you found! We loved exploring tidepools when we lived near the coast. Was the hotel abdadoned because of the volcano?

  8. Wow! Are the hotels near any place where those that live there can buy the things that they need? Or is this far from the stores and town?

    Great tide pools...fun to explore!

    Blessings & aloha!

    (see how behind I am! I try to go to the last post that I had read and then work my way forward to your most current!

    I am so behind, that I will try not to comment on very post! but will definitely read them all :o)