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We arrived at around midday in Rapa Nui or Easter Island or even the Navel of the World as it is called. Our first impression from the air was how underdeveloped it looked. After finally finding our transfer and being given our flowery leis we set of to the hotel. Two minutes later we were at our hotel, it was only about 200 metres from the …
... Hanga Roa via a 10km detour, down the worst, bumpiest, ass destroyingest gravel road ever to see seven distinct Moai. Distinct because they´re the only ones inland and they´re the only ones facing the ocean. Most Moai have their backs to the sea. These seven are meant to represent the seven warriors who found the island. The Moai are typically stoic and stern. I´d look like that too if I´d just rowed across the Pacific in a canoe. They had some balls, I tell you.
... lived in Argentina for 2 years. Her English is also excellent, and she speaks Portuguese, German, French, Italian, and even some Ethiopian. Amazzzzzing! We secured a little 2 door SUV type vehicle and away we went; Iris drove and I was the navigator. And what a grand time we had! We drove first to Anakena, and since I had been there by misadventure on the bike, I already knew that site fairly well. Next we followed the coast road, and stopped at all ...
... commentary, we hopped back in the truck and off we went to Tekarera Inn and our comfortable accommodations. Because it was close to sunset, Bill and I decided to walk back to Ahu Tahai and take in the sunset. It was chilly, I wasn't wearing anything warm, so I crouched in the opening of a ceremonial house while waiting for the sun to set--bad idea. A local woman came running over and told me (in Spanish) to move away from the entrance. I did so, moving approximately 1 foot ...
... Our second site of the afternoon was Puna Pau, or the red top knot quarry. Polynesian men grew their hair very long and wore their hair in a style with a knot on the top of their heads. The moai statues had top knots created in a red stone from a different location to the main bodies of the statues. Therefore, the moai were made of two main sections of rock, the top knot and the body. The quarry was again left frozen in time, with top knots in different stages of production ...