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... in us having to take a tour. After finally arriving back home we were off to a rocky pool for a much deserved swim where we swam with turtles. They were eating the seaweed on the side of the pools and cruising about. Up early and ready for our tour only to then drive around the town for an hour picking everyone up. We eventually got to the first site for the day, Ahu Akahanga. Here we were told that the moai statues represent the deceased chiefs of the tribe and ...
That morning I was a bit nervous. I'd done all the course work but now it was my first dive in open water. Would I remember everything? Down at the Orca Diving Center I bumped into one of the German party from yesterday. I signed the usual disclaimer - God knows what for - then was introduced to Camilla, whose English was so-so. I clumsily got into my wetsuit - never the most flattering of attire - and prepared the diving equipment. Within a short while we'd sped off in the boat and I ...
... to the airport. She corrected me on the holiday schedule. Yesterday in this blog, I had mentioned that it was the Day of the Dead, but apparently that holiday was actually today. Yesterday was the Day of the Saints, which is primarily a Catholic holiday.Anyways, lots of holidays in Peru. She also said that they are considering building a new airport in Cusco that would have long enough runways to ...
... facts. The rest can be read on Wikipedia or elsewhere.. :)
When we arrived on the island after a 6 hour flight from Santiago and a landing that was a lot less scary than anticipated (the runway on the island turned out to be 3,3 km long), we were picked up by our host Christophe with traditional flower necklaces. Off we were taken on a cruise around the main (and only) village on the island called Hanga Roa with Christophe's pick-up truck. He quickly introduced us to the ...
... the island, looking at the shy and the see, waiting for something that nobody knows. Probably they had been abandoned. Most of them are not completed because the forest and wood on the island is not enough to support their working. No one actually knows what is the purpose of making them. They are still waiting for people to discover their story. It is the charm of the history, to discover " his story". ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTaura'a Hotel Hanga Roa
You will be meet by Edith and Bill at the airport.
A nice cold fruit juice and an explanation of what to expect.
Clean and in a good position.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.