Hawaiians have a legendary sense of hospitality and hospitality called "?Aloha Spirit?", or "?sens de l'Aloha?". Here residents and travellers alike have an easy smile and dialogue, and we take the time to really talk. In the event of a problem, people will seek to help you by redoubling their efforts. It's a real pleasure.
A melting pot of cultures :
Hawaii, which is part of the Polynesian triangle, owes its multiple culture to a population with surprisingly diverse origins. In order to meet the labour needs of the booming sugar industry at XIXe?siècle, the archipelago has hosted several waves of migration and these workers have settled permanently in Hawaii. Most of the inhabitants are the direct descendants of these men and women who came from China, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, Portugal or even Puerto Rico...And no ghetto in Hawaii, as on the continent américain ! Every Hawaiian comes from an ethnic mix, from at least four different origins, and sometimes it is to lose one's Latin. Some of them are quite incapable of being precise on the subject. Little importe ! What matters is being Hawaiian after all.
© Dominique Auzias & Jean-Paul Labourdette