Hawaii Islands

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Hawai’i is a group of volcanic islands in the center of northern Pacific Ocean. It contains eight main islands, but only six are open to visitors. Hawai’i historically belongs to Polynesian culture that is almost lost there, but old traditions and some believes are still present.

Hawaiian Islands have very diverse scenery that includes mountains (sometimes covered by snow) rising to 4,000 meters/ 13,000 feet above sea level, stretches of barren lava beds, golden beaches rimmed by palm trees, magnificent cliffs that reach 1000 meters/ 3300 feet, brightly colored canyons, dense rain forests and arid thorny scrublands.

I went to Hawai'i in search for old Hawaiian culture and extraordinary natural treasures that this archipelago has to offer. To achieve the goal we traveled between five Hawaiian Islands, visiting old Hawaiian temples, hiking through the rain forest, canyons and lava tubes. We also witnessed volcanic activity and climbed the highest summit in Hawai’i.

Hawaiian proverb: 'Aloha mai no, aloha aku, o ka huhu ka mea e ola `ole ai.' - When love is given, love should be returned, anger gives no life.

The Hawaiian language belongs to a group of Polynesian languages and is written using only 12 letters of Latin alphabet and one symbol. It is probably the shortest alphabet on Earth. Hawaiian language relies often on repetition. For example a popular reef triggerfish is called humuhumunukunukuapua'a.