Hotel Oceania Rapa Nui
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... the tipping point for the trees turned out to be the end of the period of the Moai and thus the end of the highest form of Rapanui civilization.
Still, these statues are amazing, and from the quarry you can see the incredible platform of Ahu Tongariki shining in the sun, silhouetted against the deep blue sea. I drove there next, winding over the rocky volcanic landscape, and again found a site that will remain with me forever. These statues are ...
... on past this, as tempting as it would be to stop here- and get to Torres campsite which is within striking distance of the peaks. It gets windy on this part of the trek, in fact neither of us had ever experienced wind like it- the dust being whipped up was blinding and we narrowly avoided being blown off the trail altogether! We finally got to campsite Torres by mid-afternoon and pondered what to do. We'd been told that scrambling up to see the Torres, which overlook a crystal ...
... a place Chile has become since then- the most developed South American nation and a highly progressive one as it looks on track to meet its target of becoming a 'first world' nation by 2020.
We took (yet) another walking tour to get our bearings in Santiago and were so glad we did as it ranked high on our list of walking tours, at #2. Still behind Medellin but there's no shame in that. I'll try and get round to publishing a list of the best walking tours we've taken when we ...
... the pond. There was a wooden fence that had collapsed so I gather it was free to roam inside. There were lots of moais there. And they were unprotected. You literally can go up and touch them! At this point we were starting to get moai'ed out. We've seen a lot of them the past few days.
We had one more ahu to go to up north -- Ahu Anakena. According to Paul, these were the best preserved moai. The moai were on a beach and ...
... all to myself and he filled my head full of facts, figures, stories and legends. It was great. I've another full day trip tomorrow visiting areas in the south and west. I leave on Sunday afternoon with that 5 hour flight back to Santiago then have 3 free days in the city before I start my 2 week tour heading south from the capital. I'm attaching a few photos from today, hopefully they'll send ok.