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Visiting Vietnam

Vietnam is ideal if the traveler is interested in exploring the exotic traditions of a 2,000-year-old culture, and rich history. According to Travel and Leisure magazine, Vietnam has been one of the hottest destinations since 1999. People who are unfamiliar with Vietnam may still think of it as a war-torn country, but after the liberalization and reunification it became an attractive spot for tourism. The sublime beauty of the country’s natural setting overwhelms most visitors to Vietnam: there are luscious rain forests, green rice paddies, inviting beaches, and majestic mountains.

 

 

Air ballooning - the ultimate sight seeing experience

The experience of flying has been the ultimate dream for humans since the first primitive hunter watched his dinner take flight. Today, after years of research and trial and error, many people travel by airplane on a regular basis, and therefore it might not be a big deal anymore. However, the airplane was not the first means of transportation in the history of aviation. In 1782, in France, the hot air balloon was born.

 
 

Folk music group visits

Island residents and students have a unique opportunity to expand their experience of diversity into Eastern Europe this October, when folk music group Harmonia presents the traditional music of the vast region ranging from the Danube to the Carpathians.

 
 

Rock 'n' Roll legends coming to Hawai'i

John Lennon (of The Beatles, for all you music laymen) once said, “If you tried to give rock ‘n’ roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.”

   
 

HPU Chaplain takes Special Olympics team to World Games in Ireland

The Special Olympic athlete’s oath is this: “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me brave in the attempt”. This theme was never more evident than at the Special Olympic World Games in Dublin, Ireland, June 20-30, 2003. The wonderful people of Ireland opened their arms and welcomed 7,500 athletes and coaches from 166 countries around the world to share in the spirit of athletic competition. Not everyone won a medal, but all were brave in the attempt and many friendships were forged.

 
 

 

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