maui magic or maui mush?
hawaiis a wierd place dood, there is an undercurrent of ideas nationalities, races and a bit of diverse racism, and forces one cant understand unless you go there alot or live there for years.
most people living there are involved with the tourist industry, or their jobs are funded by the taxes derived off of tourist industries.ie the government /county of maui.
the other people living there are retired and or dont live there full time, its a seasonal vacation spot for alot of people that you will never get to know.
the thing is the vibe of the place is that people are trying to live a dream , a relaxed laid back dream with their own little slice of heaven.
but add to that high prices for everything, and you get a more then a few disappointed people rushing aroudn holding tightly to what they have, and trying to get why you want. people working like dogs to make ends meet..
i met one guy owner of a sailbaord rental place middle aged asked him how he liked it, he said it was hard to make friends, as many people their are transient, and oif they werent they though if you just arrived you would be transient ( ie moving back to the mainland) sooner rather then later.
maui great spot but smaller and while not necessarily exclusive, its more inclusive then meets the eye.