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TravelPod Member ReviewsO'tai Hotel Easter Island
Shame about the cockerel at 4am
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... beach Moai. All were quite magnificent in themselves, but for sheer numbers of restored, standing Moai, it is hard to beat the Tongariki site. I will let the photos do the talking. Needless to say, one or two extra Moai magically appeared during our time at these sites ;-)
The quarry was also very interesting, as there are many upright heads which for some reason or other never made it out of the quarry to any particular site, and so stand alone at various intervals on ...
... with Erity Tea Have, the head of the Chiefs' Council, I drove to the barricade blocking the road to the Orongo crater and met with two more leaders of the protest movement. First was Hugo Teave Hey, 56 years old and fluent in English.
“The protest is against the government of the State of Chile for our right to the land. We don’t own any land here, it belongs to the nation. This protest comes from 1888. In my view this is ...
... br> The current theory is that eventually the competition to build a better Moai, and to then move the enormously heavy structure into place, literally ate up the limited resources of a small and not very fertile island causing severe deforestation of the island. Combined with environmental factors inadvertently caused by the Polynesians themselves this led to a precipitous decline in food supply and variety, deforestation and the extinction of important plant and ...
Thought for the day from you know who. "I think it's a name, not an instruction mate." This one really needs a visual.
I started to say something about Easter Island being in the middle of nowhere. According to the info brochure they hand out at each port, it is one of the most isolated places on Earth, being 2000 miles from the nearest population center. However, after visiting Pitcairn, I decided to save the phrase. After all, ...
... move the moai by pivoting it. The moai would just move a little so it was a long and physical process. Only a handful of moais reached their ahus. When the moai reached its final destination, eyes made out of corral and obsidian were made for the moai. Easter Island used to be abundant with trees but for some reason tree pollen started getting scarce around the 1600's. Lack of food and resources resulted in clan wars. Many of the clans would topple ...