Travel Blogs from Hanga Roa
... the Moai wold break free from the rock. It would slide down the hill in the path dug by the men and fall bottom first into the pit at the bottom. The momentum would force it to stand erect in the hole. They would then start carving the design on the back and, once complete, it would be moved to the platform site and erected. Absolutely amazing process to creat these stations that each with several tonnes. We were blown away by the dedication that these people must ...
... wir vom etwas morgenmuffligen "Chauffeur" ... Ein kurzes "Ia Orana", zack eine Blumenkette um jeden Hals und ab ins Auto. Nach Ankunft in der Pension hat uns Patricia, die fröhliche und muntere Pensions-Inhaberin, in wenigen Minuten mit allerlei Informationen zur Unterkunft und Insel bombardiert. Sehr anstrengend, wenn Einen die Müdigkeit mit einmal überrollt und man aufgrund des doch ausgeprägten Temperaturunterschiedes (ca. 15 Grad we*****) ...
... locations on Easter Island, Orongo, on a narrow ridge between a 1,000 foot drop into the ocean on one side and a deep crater on the other. In the crater those cultures also grew their fruits and vegetables as, like in the caves, they were protected from the strong pacific winds.
On top of the crater there is as well the most sacred area at Orongo is called Mata Ngarau, where priests chanted and prayed for success in the annual egg hunt.
The purpose of the ...
... statues (which depicted ancestral power and descent) if one wanted BIG results, one made BIG statues. Crop failure? Solution: a bigger statue. Local uprising? Solution: a bigger statue.
So we learned on our tour and continued to Akivi, again, the place with the 7 Moai which we visited yesterday, but still remains amazing! Those lovely people dropped us off close to Hanga Roa and so we had plenty of time to go back to our camp-site and walk through that sleepy town once ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Manavai Hanga Roa
the hotel is picturesque, with very good location in the city, the manager(Kim Ross from USA) is one of the best you could have, the personnel friendly, but, the facilities and the rooms are almost a tragedy. you even must ask for having hot water in the morning. the owner should put more money on it, since i cant say its a cheap option
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