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Hawaii,HI Travel Guide

by our United States expert Paul Baderman
 
Paul BadermanLet’s be clear; there’s Hawaii, the hundreds-of-islands archipelago American State, and there’s Hawaii, the largest of these islands - helpfully usually called ‘Big Island’. Some 2,000 miles out into the Pacific, it is actually further from Washington than is London, England. (A former British colony, it still bears the Union Jack in the corner of its flag.) The island, like the rest of the state, is actively volcanic and is the site of the Volcanoes National Park - the ‘observatory’ mountain, Mauna Kea, is actually taller than Everest but is about 2/3 below sea-level. It is a beautiful island as well as impressive, mixing spectacular lava flows with gentle pastures (there are Hawaian cowboys) and of course a dramatic and enticing coast. Hawaii is the home of surfing and ‘surf’s-up’ is virtually guaranteed (Tip: choose your shore as ‘learner’, ‘intermediate’, or ‘experienced’) but there are many golden-sanded beaches that are perfect for those not bitten by the bug. You can swim with awe-inspiring Manta rays and watch the Pacific’s gentle giant humpback whales who visit Dec-May to breed and calve. The locals have a variety of pidgin/creole/English languages so learn at least one word - ‘Aloha’; it’s a universal greeting with overtones of ‘peace’ and ‘good-wishes’ and is the State’s nickname.
 

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United States Facts

National Flag: American Flag
Language(s): English
Spanish
Cajun French
Hawaiian
Currency: US Dollar
Dialling Code: +1
Time Zones: Aleutian : GMT - 10
Hawaii : GMT - 10
Alaska : GMT - 9
Pacific : GMT - 8
Mountain : GMT - 7
Arizona : GMT - 6
Central : GMT - 5
Eastern : GMT - 5
Indiana East : GMT - 5

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Hawaii Weather Forecast

Max Min
Today
09/01/2015
Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds 24°C
75°F
19°C
66°F
Saturday
10/01/2015
Light Rain Showers and Isolated Clouds Light Rain Showers and Isolated Clouds 25°C
77°F
18°C
64°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Isolated Clouds Isolated Clouds 25°C
77°F
17°C
63°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Isolated Clouds Isolated Clouds 25°C
77°F
17°C
63°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Isolated Clouds Isolated Clouds 25°C
77°F
0°C
32°F

 Hawaii Weather Forecast
 

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