He lani i luna, he honua i lalo - stay with your legs on the Earth and reach to the Sky with your Spirit...
Hawaii in geographical terms its archipelago in the middle of Pacific Ocean. But more important its the Ohana, who is living there...
Hawai'i in proto-polynesian language "homeland" and "home of ancestors".
Hawaii is very unique place on whole planet Earth. First it is the most isolated place on the Earth in therms of the distance - you travel there 2000 miles from any land! It has the highest mountaint in the world - Mauna Kea volcano, which is over 10000 m high (including half on the moutain hidden in the ocean) - more than Mount Everest!.
On Hawaii you find safest and most active volcano in the world - where river of red lava flows for years every day to the ocean creating huge white watercloud, where the lava rived meets ocean water...Here you find the most beautiful beaches on the world, the second weattest place int eh world, the second highest waterfall and the Great Canion of Pacific.
Here you can see remains of very old cultures of different species of humans - Menehune with forgotten language on fields of petroglyps. Here humbacs come in the winted to give birth to their children and in the summer dolphins choose Hawaii their place to teach their new born babies how to jump. Here exist the safest jungle in the world - without snakes and animals which may be dangerous for humans, in remote heiaus you can talk to Hawaiian Aumakuas and conncet deeply with Nature..
Hawai'i is the home for many unique and indigenous species of plants and animals. Some of them are symbolic for Hawaiian Home:
Nene - Hawaiian goose
Hawaiian islands attracts attention with beautiful huna dancers on white beaches under coconut trees. But Hawaii today its not only the Beauty.
Hawaii it't today place where cultures meet in amazing scenery of rain forest, jungles, craters, and rocky deserts.From the top oa Mauna Loa moutain you can look down into white clouds and look up into the depth of our Milky Way galaxy .
Hawaii is today home for Kama'aina - decendants of pure Hawaiian, as well as Chinese, Japanese, Wietnamese, Europeans, Philipins and Samoans and Americans. You add also 7 mln tourists from over the world - visiting mostly Waikiki on Oahu island every year. Besides Honolulu city on oahu, Hawaii remain still very peacefull place with narrow roads, forgoten paths and hidden waterfalls...
Legends and myths, the real stories and fairly tales build together one amazing colorful Hawaiian world. Sourrounded by jungle catolic and buddist temples are build on the way to the Goddess Pele - Goddes of Volcano, which is very important in Hawaiian life. Hawaiian friends give advice:
While you drive in the night and old lady stops you and ask for cigarette, better fulfil her wish and stay friendly..."
Article "Hawai'i", author: T.Pomaika'i Mocna, copyrights © 2000 - 2013