Taha Tai Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
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The importance of being grateful – Easter Island edition
- Beings in the tropics again for what felt like a three day honeymoon
- The puppy at our hotel – he ate everything but we couldn’t say no…we even invited him into our room a few times! (shh)
- Kyle finally getting a chance to surf…for free …
... From 2m to 10m tall, this statues stood with their backs to the Pacific Ocean to protect villages near by. Archologists counted a total of 887 Moais on the island. Unfortunately, most Ahus were destroyed as a result of dissension between different clans in the 17th century and many Moais were toppled from their platforms. Natural disasters, such as earthquakes and tsunamis have also contributed to the destruction. The only Moais that are left standing today were restored during ...
... platforms near the living areas on the coast, to guard their ancestors from evil spirits, facing inwards to the islanders. After many centuries of peaceful cohabitation, there was an uprising in approximately 1600-1800s and the short ears people toppled all the Moai and wiped out the long ears. Only a handful of the Moai have been resurrected in recent times, and nowadays the Moais are only being preserved rather than resurrected, so we are lucky to see any at all.
... from my occupation, I met many locals returning from Palm Sunday services at the Catholic Church in Hanga Roa, wearing their laid-back finery and carrying small palm fronds. It reminded me of a Palm Sunday I attended many years ago at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, when I was up above and watched a flood of worshippers crowding into the ancient domed church carrying full palm fronds many feet in length. That sacred experience was filled with ...
It is very unusual for overspending on a religious project to ruin a society. What typically proves disastrous for a civilization is overspending on warfare, whether in victory or defeat; calamitous natural disasters that destroy the productive capacity of the land; uncontrolled infections that devastate the population; or aristocratic excess by the ruling class with luxury spending that bankrupts the treasury. Huge ritual spending is just not close to the most dangerous ...