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Hilo, Hawaii - A little of the old Hawaii

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Welcome to Hilo, Hawaii ??.. Hawaii's 2nd largest city located on the Big Island of "Hawaii". :)

Hilo's a small town, just over 40,000 people live in it, with a tiny metro of about 80-90,000 if you include the surrounding communities. It is a very rainy & tropical place, Hilo recieves over 120 inches of rain a year.

What makes Hilo so cool in a way is that it is reminiscent of the old Hawaii, not much has changed there over the decades and there are no endless amounts of condo's like in Honolulu, just a few scattered here and there.

The island that it is located on is extremely diverse from snow capped mountains to volcanoes to deserts to black, white, green, grey sand beaches to rain forests to steep cliffs, waterfalls to cowboys and wild donkeys its got it. The people are very friendly and its very laid back, there are also many illegal immigrants that tend to live deep in the forests usually Mexicans or Central & South Americans to Jamaicans who grow weed to Colombians growing Cocoa plants, but luckily operation green harvest takes care of these illegal operations.

Anyway, enjoy the pics???..

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Hilo's Farmer's Market

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Just a short drive outside of the city you'll find scenes like this:

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Akaka Falls

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Kilauea Volcano to the Southeast

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Aloha and welcome to Hilo, Hawaii....located on the Big Island of Hawaii! A little about the place its the rainiest city in the U.S. with annual rain fall of over 130 inches a year (Yikes! is right!) its also old but theres a lot of history there and old buildings and the town was once devasted by a tidal wave. The population is over 40,000 the surrounding areas push the micropolitan area to over 80,000. Hilo's a pretty quite town very laid back and boring to city folks but it has a charm all its own and the people are very friendly! Also rent is probably among the cheapest in the state probably cause its not growing so fast haha but i think if it wasnt for all the rain it would probably be a boomtown as there is a lot of land to build on!

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You must be asking yourself where are all the people? My answer probably at the mall or along front street partying

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Grit haha

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View of a little bit of Snow on Mauna Kea (White Mountain) and i think Hilo's tallest building!

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More Hilo Grit haha

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You know as dreary and depressing as Hilo may look just on the opposite side of the island is Kona which is like the exact opposite totally booming and lively and has a dry climate and there are other really cool places like Waimea, the volcanos national park, forests, deserts, green, black, white sand beaches, snow capped mountains etc etc its a very diverse landscape and a huge island!

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Awesome pics! Those are some great older buildings. I especially like the building in the first pic. It's too bad many appear to have fallen into disrepair. There still appears to be a lot of potential though.

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You bet! Looks like we ended up having a duplicate thread situation, so I merged the Hilo pix into one :D

But what the heck they all came from Urbanguy anyway!

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haha you know i wasnt sure if the other one still existed so i went hunted down these!

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