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[What to expect at Maui’s Swap Meet – Maui, Hawaii]

February 23, 2017

It was early and the moon was just high enough to make it perfect for a morning swim. Ben hit the pool and I snapped these photos. We were heading out from our time near Paia and so I took the opportunity to wander around the Lumeria one last time before we left.

Good morning, Lumeria!

We decided on a whim that before did other things that day that we should check out the Maui swap meet. It was everything you would expect it to be though surprisingly less touristy then it could have been. There was a good mix of people and though we bought a few trinkets, we ultimately did eat some delicious food.

Welcome to the swap meet

Time to look around!

We mostly did a lot of walking, there is only so much you can buy to cram into a tiny apartment

Stopped for Malasadas

Fun fact: this stand also has a full-fledged brick and mortar location now. I highly recommend the lilikoi malasada if you’re lucky to be there when it is in season. It’s also just the fluffiest doughnut and custard ever.

Fresh fruit stands

Ben browsing, taller than everyone around him

Maui Girlz Shave Ice!

I’m weirdly into Maui Girlz Shave Ice. Apparently, I’m not the only one. Be warned though, they’re only found at the swap meet, at least hat I can see online and their shave ice is my absolute favorite on the island.

Okay, bye swap meet!

We drove down to Wailea which is really a hop, skip and a drive away. Stopped by the beach before lunch because we had some extra time. Well, technically I think we were in Kihea but really it’s comparing apples to apples or in this case – beautiful sun soaked beach to beautiful sun soaked beach.

Nothing like a little stroll to a beach. Wailea has no shortage of them

Not baywatch, but, boy does it feel like it, amirite?

Too bad we weren’t bathing suit ready

Goodbye for now, ocean views!

Before we headed to our hotel in Lahaina, we stopped by our island favorite – Sam Sato’s. There’s pretty much only one rule here and it is – always get the dry noodles. I like to douse mine with black pepper and then follow up everything with some manju. I kid you not when I say it’s really not worth missing, even if you’re stuffed to the gills.

Counter seats, order’s up!

Dry noodles and all the meat

We over ordered, that is the short story.

More to come soon, stay tuned…

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