Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kalaupapa, Molokai

Beautiful Kalaupapa, Molokai.  The home of a leprosy colony from 1856 to 1969, isolated, beautiful, and completely stuck in time.  Although there are still about 80 residents living there.  Read more about it and discover the history of leprosy in the Hawaiian Islands.

Location: North Molokai

Set at the base of Molokai's highest sea cliffs.
Isolated on all sides by ocean, there is only one way out by foot: up the cliff.
Otherwise you can fly or take a boat to get to and from Kalaupapa.

Only a short 5 minute walk from the Kalaupapa lookout, the phallic rock stands.  Women come here to pray for fertility and make offerings.  

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