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... close the National Park?
“A process of serious negotiations starts tomorrow. If they continue on their current position of not returning the sacred sites of the Rapanui people we will keep it closed. But we will allow the tourists to come in for free. It shouldn’t be for commercial use. It’s where our ancestors lie under the Ajo (Moai). Chile has been profiting from it, but not the Rapanui.”
This was an ...
... of a new worship area or other important building.
The major gods in Polynesia were personifications of nature, plus some divine patrons of certain artisan work or other cultural pursuits. While most gods were male, the Earth Mother figure was often personified by the moon, a common trope that reaches across nearly all religious traditions; think of the Shechinah in Jewish Kabbalah, always associated with the moon. For pre-Christian Polynesians, the gods lived in ...
... called Tapati had begun. We were able to get a small insight into some of the cultural activities that have been preserved when we went along to a couple of the evening events. This place is amazing, it is scenically so beautiful in a craggy, Scottish Highlands way. The Moai are enchanting & the people are kind and incredibly laid back. The seafood is as fresh as you can get. What a tonic from the recent few weeks of travelling in bustling cities & high altitude this has ...
I had another really good day on the island today. I picked up my rental car from Insular Rentals, and they were awesome. The woman let me come at 8:30am instead of their normal 9am opening time. We went through the paperwork and I got the car at 8:45am and hit the road. I really wanted to get to the quarry (Rano Raraku) when it opened at 9am, but I didn’t get there until 9:15am. I was worried about there being some big tour groups there ...
... happy with that price for dinner. I also went to the dive shop and signed up for a couple of dives for tomorrow. It looks like it could rain for part of the day again tomorrow, so if I’m going to be wet anyway, I might as well be diving. And the good thing is, it’s not too early. I just have to be down there for 9am, so that’s easy. Now I just have to hope there is something worth seeing in the ...