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People & Places

Eija Rissanen, Swen Thissen, and Jaime Ahmed, editor

Haleakala
House of the Sun

According to Hawaiian folklore, the summit of Haleakala, the giant shield volcano that forms most of the island of Maui, was once home to the grandmother of the demigod Maui who captured the sun and forced it to slow its journey across the sky in order to lengthen the day and allow human beings to grow crops, and fish, and live. Nowadays, Haleakala is one of the places most frequently visited by both visitors and locals. [More]


Only a few plants, birds, and insects have adapted to the harsh conditions of the summit and the crater area, many of them endemic to Hawai‘i. One of these is silverswords, or ahinahina in Hawaiian. Haleakala National Park has more endangered species than any other park in the National Park System.

Photos by Eija Rissanen

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Berlin mixes old, new, echoes N.Y., Tokyo

For almost 35 years, Berlin was the symbol of the Cold War. Today, the city is Germany’s capital. More than six million tourists a year are fascinated by its history and renovations. [More]


Berlin’s “Red” City Hall.

All photos courtesy Berlin.de

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Bask with the turtles at the North Shore

For most of us a drive to the North Shore is pretty far, considering we live on an island, but once you discover what the North Shore has to offer, the drive is well worth it! All year round, Hawaiian green sea turtles come ashore to bask in the hot Hawaiian sun at Laniakea Beach, also known as Turtle Beach. Although the sea turtles may look inviting, getting too close is a no-no. [More]


Three endangered Hawaiian green sea turtles enjoy a sunny afternoon on the North Shore’s Laniakea Beach. Enjoy, but don’t touch. They are protected by federal law.

Photo by Jaime Ahmed

 
 

 

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