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... s only three natural bodies of fresh water, we were taken around to the other side where the village of Orongo is built on its edge overlooking the ocean. It has amazing views of the rugged coastline. The village was built in the 16th century to worship Makemake a bird-like god. Every spring a competition was held by members of the birdman cult who would scale down the cliffs and dive into the shark infested waters to swim to the nearby island now called Bird Island in search of ...
... back to work! Maybe. So I will click send on this, hopefully be able to upload some pics (it took 20 minutes yesterday) and head back to bed. We leave the hotel at 1:00 PM tomorrow for the airport (the only thing paved in this entire town) and I hope they know how to print boarding passes - although I have my doubts. More when I get back to the world of high speed ...
... issues now, and although they ask about the challenge of it, they get it.
“While the patrimony is important, more important is the whole of the island.”
What do you want most for Rapa Nui?
“Independence, but it’s not yet possible. Rapa Nui for Rapanui, using the Rapanui languge. It’s always important to have our own language and to keep it alive and flourishing.”
After saying goodbye to the ...
When I arrived for the meeting at 6 PM at the Parliament building, across the street from the LAN Chile airline office, I discovered that absolutely nothing was happening yet. From the heated discussions at the roadblocks earlier I had expected a passionate meeting, but it wasn’t until I had wandered around the building area for 40 minutes that a young man came over to me.
“Is this where the Parliament is meeting about the closing of ...
... get a pedicure and it was a good one. They offer gels for polish, but I just got regular nail polish. The salon was a busy place.
We met Bill and Rose in the Avenue Saloon after dinner one evening. We tried some different drinks, a Singapore Sling, but I found it to be on the bitter side. I ended up with a clear chocolate martini which was a lot better.