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... 8217;s French Polynesia. Ancestor worship was big and they believed a person’s mana, or spiritual power, continued on after they died, with influence on the living. When a chief died, a statue was commissioned and transported to the village via massive logs on a moai highway. Raised platforms were built and the moai were elevated on top, facing toward the village, to watch over and protect its people.
As I drove around the tiny island, you get the sense ...
We felt a little apprehensive leaving the room this morning as Chloe had woken up not feeling 100%. Nevertheless we met up with our guide for the day, Marc (a Kiwi) and went straight to the post office to get our passports stamped with the rather cool Rapa Nui stamp. Moving on from here we hit the blustery coast where the sea was wild, whipped up by high winds. The first sight was that of an old Rapa Nui house where the foundations were visible in the ...
... the demands on them were too high. That's why so many sit in this quarry. We got to see two platforms that had been restored so that the Maui were all standing. (They had been pushed down by rival tribes during conflicts in the 18th century) and these were just amazing to see. We also went to the 'magnetic stone' which is apparently a meteorite. It's this stone that gives the island lots of the myth ...
... Anakena with its clean, albeit busy, beach.
After sunset on the beach (never gets boring), we headed back to our home and made stir fry for dinner before seeing a local Mauri show performed by the local Rapa Nui people.
The next day will go down as one of the best of the trip for me. After a solid breakfast, we went ...
... then walked along the waterfront stopping for lunch and saw multiple sea turtles swimming along the sea wall. Tonight we went and saw a traditional dance performance of Easter Island. It was a great show. It was also good to hear some of the native Rapa Nui ...