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Kauai - Morning The famous Hawaiian «Aloha» is used not only as greeting here. The word has a huge number of meanings depending on the phrase - Hello/goodbye/make friends/love and many other pleasant feelings. In general, the language of the locals is quite interesting. They don’t have any words for geographical coordinates. The sun goes "over the mountain" or "over the sea" here. What's interesting, the Islanders love to borrow foreign words and change them. For example, Mauna Loa, the biggest volcano in the world, got its name from English «Long Mountain».
Kauai is a place where different culinary traditions meet. If you want to have a snack, you can try usual burgers, sushi, pizza and other famous European and Asian dishes. However, if you … Open
One more interesting fact is that the most popular Hawaiian type of word formation is reduplication. The name of the famous Hawaiian dish «huli-huli» is quite strange for European people, but this name is usual for the locals. You are likely to be called «haole» here. It is not an insult, this word refers to all white tourists. You should know that you can suddenly become allergic here. It happens with all foreigners on Hawaii because of vog gas emitted by the constantly erupting Mauna Loa volcano which is located quite close to the island.
While planning your holidays on Kauai, remember that it rains here often in winter months. So, it is not the best idea to come here from November to February. You take chances to wet to the skin during an excursion or swimming. Remember that it is forbidden to bring food and animals here. You can even get a prison sentence of 5 years or a large fine if you’ve decided to bring a snake to the island. It is easy to forget that you can’t bring food here and you will pay a fine. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Kauai is an island with quite an interesting history. The fact is that this piece of land is the fourth largest among the entire Hawaiian archipelago and it had never been conquered. When … Open
Time plays no role here. Perhaps, the reason is that there is almost no change of seasons on the island. There are only three winter months on Kauai which differ only with the rain intensity. There is no cold weather and no monsoons. However, locals’ perception of time and weather can be connected with religious reasons. Whatever the reason is, Kauai inhabitants see no difference between tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. That is why all the attempts to agree upon something with locals usually fail.
Kauai Paradise If you’ve agreed with a local that he will take you to someplace on a certain day, you can not find him at the appointed time at the meeting place. But he can offer to take you to that place in two days because there is almost no difference between tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. Moreover, if you are going to pay a visit to locals, they will be surprised even if you discussed this visit a week ago. They just think that there is no difference between days.
Many tourists call Kauai "island-garden". That’s not surprising because there are many incredibly picturesque natural objects on the island. It is an ideal place for hiking, cycling or … Open
On the island you will find yourself surrounded by locals in bright clothes. Men really love colourful shirts, but women wear muumuu- bright and sometimes quite shapeless dresses. However, there are also quite elegant and tight-fitting muumuus. In general, wearing national clothing will help you feel at home and will increase the favour of the locals, so feel free to give up the usual costumes and t-shirts. Hulu dance is one more important part of local culture. If you can’t master hulu by yourself, don’t be upset. You can visit theatrical shows, admire how local people perform the dance and learn some movements. The dance has existed here for more than a thousand years and it has many varieties. Some of them you can dance only during religious ceremonies, some can be danced only by royal people and the others are allowed to everyone.
Kauai Mokihana festival is an event where you can see a large number of people dancing hulu. The festival is dedicated to this dance. Dancers from all over the world come to Kokee Park in October and take part in Alacai dancing festival. You can visit a ukulele concert in the second autumn month in Hanalei town. There is a festival in Koloa in July. In general, locals love festivals and holidays. They celebrate the majority of the important dates of different Nations. The islanders celebrate traditional American Thanksgiving, Columbus Day, Independence Day, Christian Easter, Christmas, New Year's day, and even Japanese Girls’ Day and Boys' Day. Of course, they don’t forget about local holidays. For example, there are large celebrations on the date of birth of Kamehameha I, who united the archipelago. The celebrations include large-scale festivities, carnival and canoe races, as well as during the day of Kuhio Prince. Locals also celebrate the Day of entry of Hawaii into the United States and the Chinese New Year.
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