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TravelPod Member ReviewsO'tai Hotel Easter Island
Shame about the cockerel at 4am
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... statue was finished, the spirit of the person who had passed away would then look over the tribe and bring good fortune in life. The statues are called 'Moai' which means 'so that he can exist'. They are then placed on 'ahus'. Another good question is where did the name Easter Island come from. It is said that the first European ship to arrive on the island, did so on Easter weekend in 1722 and hence the name. This morning, through a bit of ...
... explained the famous Birdman cult which refers to an annual competition in which a representative of each clan would come to the Orongo site, staying with their family in tiny stone structures built into the hillside. Their task was to scale down the cliffs of the Orongo volcano, swim across the shark infested waters to the small Birdman Island, retrieve the first tern egg of the season, and return it to the mainland unbroken before their rivals, an almost impossible feat. ...
... incense smoke and had a zealous, powerful, peculiar sensibility to it. This was much more like a casual stroll on a Sunday morning.
You might think that this relaxed paradise on a mostly undeveloped island couldn’t possibly be farther from the religious power and weirdness of the Jerusalem pre-Easter experience. Yet it was clear from the last four days of the week before the week before Easter here on Easter Island, that the Rapanui have a ...
... and does sculpture in stone and wood. He has two children, 32 and 25 years old. One daughter, who studied in the US, is a classical pianist, and is teaching ecology and recycling and is working on an institute to do this locally. He’s doing this mostly for his children.
“That’s the main point,” he said. “It’s for the future.”
“If Chile compromises, will the Rapanui compromise?” ...
... and a population plunge that endangered the whole society. The Moai themselves were finally toppled, no one knows why exactly, perhaps in frustration at their failure to protect Easter Island from this calamity.
It is a combined religious-environmental horror story on this lovely little island, a dystopic fantasy made real in a small part of paradise, a human nightmarish fable that was very real and soon got even worse.
When the western ships first ...