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Travel Blogs from Easter Island
... scores if not hundreds of moai sit today, is a testament to how central these figures were to the islanders, and how their life revolved around these creations. It has been suggested that their isolation from all other peoples fuelled this outlet of trade and creativity -- lacking any other significant way to direct their skills and resources. The bird-man culture (seen in petroglyphs), is an obvious testament to the islanders' fascination with the ability to ...
... road towards the centre of the town. Hanga Roa is the only town on Rapa Nui. On that walk we passed a Moai, the first we had seen. We wandered about briefly looking at the jetty and a couple of restaurant menus before retreating rapidly to the hotel as it was starting to rain. We were to discover that the island experiences frequent, short, heavy showers. We ate dinner in the hotel and managed somehow to stay awake until 10:00pm when we decided to turn out the light and crash ...
... faces ready to welcome their guests. Even us, mere campers, were greeted with a lei; a string of flowers, usually hibiscus. We'd hit the jackpot with the west facing camping Mihinoa. You know it's a great view when vehicles pull up to take in the Pacific Ocean view. A few tinnies were supped gazing at that splendid sun, dipping beneath the earth. Smugly setting up camp, we unleashed the tent which had been unused since El Bolson, when we had an early morning pack ...
... Our last dinner in the island was at a restaurant overlooking the sea. The food was great too, some delicious raw fish, a kind of a cebiche. The girls preferred to order risotto with shrimp that was very good too.
Other curious things from Easter Island was for example that there are horses everywhere, wandering free; The island is amazingly green, lots of pasture for horses; There is great scuba diving in its clear and warm ...
... ago. You can really get a feel for the size of the statues when you stand in front of them.
Anakena Beach was our last stop on our full day tour. It's the only real beach on the island and was packed with people at 6 pm on a Sunday night.
Next day we did tour of the south side of island with the same tour guide. He took us up to a hill with an overview of pretty much the whole island. From there you can really ...
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