Travel Blogs from Easter Island, Chile

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Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... . He met his girlfriend on the Island and she has finally moved in with him from their long distance relationship between Easter Island and Santiago. He speaks fluent French, English and Spanish and undertakes our guide in English and Spanish. His passion ...

Growing old on Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Growing old on Rapa Nui

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... a 6 hour flight away and the remotest inhabited island in the world, we were actually staying in Chile, just leaving Santiago.  Our destination: Easter Island/Rapa Nui.  I had been looking forward to going to Easter Island since we booked the ...

A week on a tiny island full of big heads!, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

A week on a tiny island full of big heads!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... where they eat cake for breakfast???  I'm serious... cheesecake, tiramisu, cream filled 3 layered cake, nutella and apricot flan.....  Easter Island (aka Rapa Nui) was off to a great start :o) Once I had actually made it to the island after a ...

Getting Lei'd, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Getting Lei'd

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... grateful, it's been pretty useless until now. He even has a very active paypal account! So cheers Dad, you paid for Easter Island. Smugly watching 'Dallas Buyers Club' and '12 Years A Slave', David continually signalled the flight attendants. He had been ...

Mysterious Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Mysterious Easter Island

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Got up later today for sunrise and just as we got out of the room the rain started. Rain doesn“t last long here so headed to Anakena as the sunrise was further north than we thought it would be yesterday. Was no good so headed east again for more ...

Notes from a very small island, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Notes from a very small island

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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Greetings from the town of Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island) Well, this certainly wasn't part of the plan! In fact I'm now on about plan J I reckon, plans A to I having fallen by the wayside, but this is one big vote for maintaining ...

Hanga Roa versus...?, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Hanga Roa versus...?

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... a week from Santiago to Papeete (the capital city of Tahiti) and vice versa, stopping and letting off passengers on Easter Island. So although the place is incredibly remote and isolated, it's also pretty touristy (especially in the high season around ...

Last leg of the Sth American adventure, Easter Is., Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Last leg of the Sth American adventure, Easter Is.

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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... Japanese friend shouting 'Sayonara!' at the top of his lungs every time we left a moai behind! I also visited a traditional Easter Island show at a restaurant where the dances resembled a mixture of Hawaiian hula dancing and the maori haka. Needless ...

Stones and Shadows, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Stones and Shadows

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... on the only sandy beach on the island, named Anakena, and began constructing a highly organized, hierarchical society. Life was difficult; Easter Island is too cold and windy for most Polynesian crops, the water to frigid for fish. Slowly, order was ...

The most remote island on Earth...SMASH!!!, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

The most remote island on Earth...SMASH!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... to the sound of the waves crashing against rocks not 10m from our tent. Andrew Edit - It had been a great day and a great introduction to Easter Island, our Polynesian stop, the sunset was just as amazing as the sunrise however Erica, was fast ...

Caves, Waves and Campsite Raves, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Caves, Waves and Campsite Raves

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... usual heavenly noises of the large waves breaking across the rocks in front of the tent for our last day full day in Easter Island. We had a slightly different breakfast this morning as we had ..... breakfast, well we shared a yogurt. We bought some more ...

Sea, sand and watching the sun go down, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Sea, sand and watching the sun go down

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... jungle because we didnt get a motorbike to the airport now get to go to catch a plane on a quad bike. We headed back accross the island by quad again to spend the day on the beach. It was fabulous with a good breeze and nice warm water. I finished my book ...

Still the longest day of our lives!, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Still the longest day of our lives!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Arrived at Hanga Roa at about 23.00 at the smallish airport but by no means the smallest have been to. Were met by Gonzalez from our hostel (Kona Tau - part of Hostelling International) and two flower garlands which were hesitantly put on! Were given a ...

Mysterious Moais, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Mysterious Moais

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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After 8 months we finally left the South American mainland and flew 3,500km west to Rapa Nui (Easter Island), one of the most isolated places on earth. We arrived to blue skies and sunshine, a lovely change from the cold and snow of the last 2 months. ...

Let there be rock., Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Let there be rock.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... the US and Canada over the next few months. You can follow his travels here, as well as watch some of his videos from Easter Island: Drew's Walkabout Drew and I rented push-bikes (one day we biked around the entire island in eight hours, it's that ...

Moai, moai, moai, what a place!, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Moai, moai, moai, what a place!

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... be Atlantis!) and the short ears from the Marquesas islands. It`s also thought that the Maoris from New Zealand are descendents from Easter Island. The early settlers called the island "Te Pito O Te Henua" (Navel of The World). And Patricio took us to ...

Camping it up with a quad on Easter Island, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Camping it up with a quad on Easter Island

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... camp where we ended up having the same chorizo and red wine pasta as last night, we also drank a mammoth amount of red wine, Easter Island has a reputation for being scandalously expensive, at £2 for a litre and a half of red wine (that is a real brick) ...

Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

Easter Island

A travel blog entry by tracy_coward

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... rugged coastline, the statues with their backs to the crashing waves standing watch over a village that had long since disappeared. Easter Island is a unique place and it was a priviledge to visit an island with such a mysterious and often unexplained ...

Navel of the World, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Navel of the World

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... left a bit of a bitter taste in our mouth so we were really looking forward to experience the mysteries of the statues at Easter Island. Flying across the Pacific we had a fair bit of turbulence, with the Captain flicking on the seatbelt sign a number ...

Wonderful, wonderful Rapa Nui, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile travel blog

Wonderful, wonderful Rapa Nui

A travel blog entry by mette

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... am silent. But for quite a few moments (at least) this last week I have been left totally speechless by amazing Rapa Nui (Easter Island). The idea was that I would stay there 3 days. Famous last words.. I suppose I expected a toally barren island with ...

Does 30 minutes in Easter Island count?, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Does 30 minutes in Easter Island count?

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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Flight from BA to Santiago to Easter Island and finishing in ...

Rapa Nui here I come, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Rapa Nui here I come

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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     The flight from Chile to Easter Island is about 6 hours, by the time I get there it is night already. The tour group came and picked us up and give us a wonderful  polynesian welcome lei made of island flowers.  I was ...

Hanga Roa and Ahu Akivi Tour, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Hanga Roa and Ahu Akivi Tour

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... at least 5 times and I decided to go over and chat with him. It turns out he is on a 3 weeks tour of South America and Easter island. Since I spoke a little Japanese, I was able to chat with him a bit. We are on the parallel tour the whole time. ...

Exploring Easter Island., Rapa Nui, Chile travel blog

Exploring Easter Island.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... . Our plane was on time when we departed and its now back to Chile mainland.   Footnote: The Moai, Easter Island, Chile are an official Finalist in the New Seven Wonders Of The World. Rapa Nui National Park is also UNESCO World Heritage ...

Anyone fancy a statue?, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Anyone fancy a statue?

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... and none with those of mainland South America. It is also claimed that the Maori people of New Zealand were originally from Easter Island and there is some cultural and social evidence to support the theory. The new inhabitants flourished on the island ...

Mystical Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Mystical Rapa Nui

A travel blog entry by velvetescape

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I don't think I've ever been to a place that's so isolated than Easter Island, or Rapa Nui as it's called by the locals. It was quite amusing seeing our flight path from Tahiti - it was literally from one dot to another and the rest of the screen was ...

The Birdman Cult, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

The Birdman Cult

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... moai building cult ended around 1800's and that is when the Birdmen cult started to pick up in popularity. All the village on the island will sent their strongest villlager to swim across the ocean to the near by Motu Nui island and fetch the bird egg. ...

Thousands of miles from nowhere......, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Thousands of miles from nowhere......

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... pirates, but some survived and rapa nui language is still used here. Most people suggest that the people came from a sinking island somewhere in Polynesia, however there is some South America influence, reeds from Titicaca in a volcano lake and one ruin ...

Rapa Nui and Birdman, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Rapa Nui and Birdman

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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... end of the island One of my favourite sights from my whole trip And finally, I thought I'd check out the underwater world. Easter Island is about 2000 kms from the nearest other land mass and rises sharply from great depths so I had expectations ...

Rapa Nui:  Destruction of a Micro-Earth, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Rapa Nui: Destruction of a Micro-Earth

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... return to this tropical island 4000 km from anywhere else.    So far we had flown from Santiago de Chile to Rapa Nui (Easter Island), 3600 km from the South American continent.  Now we were flying from Rapa Nui to Tahiti, which ...

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