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Travel Blogs from Easter Island
... before being slid down the hill for further detailed carving. The sight is really amazing as there are loads of Moai dotted around the hillside representing the fact that production stopped basically overnight and they were simply abandoned. It is possible to see an unfinished one which lies face down into the mountain but would have been the biggest ever made with a height of over 14m. Also visible is the track which they were transported down, along which several Moai lie ...
... decided to stop at a guestless hostel/wellness centre/horse farm in the middle of nowhere just to have a look. He asked the owners to show us around the rather neglected premises, which in my humble opinion were in sore need of some maintenance and TLC. Jorge almost wet his pants with excitement when he saw their solar panel and immediately had to play around with it. The rest of us kind of stood around awkwardly. I befriended their horse. The whole ...
... short and spontaneous trip to Easter Island has been an absolutely breathtaking experience. We learnt that the Island people strive to retain their historic past and way of life, but western ways and need for ownership of material items and land is having impacts. Easter Island has a unique and wonderful landscape complemented by the friendly approach of its indigenous Rapa Nui people.
Off we go now, back to the mainland,
Nayan & ...
... to see if they had a seat. I started to weigh out my other options. I was disappointed because Galapagos was no longer in the question, so Easter Island was the main reason I was coming to this area of the world. I walked back up to the ticket counter and there was probably 15 people waiting for tickets and I was assuming most of them wanted to go to Easter Island. She started calling out names and probably ...
... moai at all stages of construction. Wandering around, weaving in and out of some fallen, some deep in the earth, face down and some discarded by their maker midway through creation. There were hoards of tour groups which somewhat diluted the atmosphere. When a group approached us, we took a pew on a nearby bench and listened intently, lapping up all of the free information that these guys all paid for! Feeling free to add our own comments and s******s; "aliens", I ...
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