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... parts of. Moai. There are many heads visible but these have not broken off. The bodies are buried by soil and they are being left like that to prevent erosion. Some were dug out by archeologists but have been covered up again. Gradually the wind is blowing more soil around them and they are becoming more deeply buried. It was certainly very windy as we climbed around the side of the hill. We visited an area where there were five part carved Moai in the rock face. One of them ...
... unrestored platform and you cannot go there. The trail is out
there!” he shouted at me, pointing to a direction. “I didn't
know, there is no sign out there,” I shouted back. “There used
to be one, but they removed it,” he continued. He went on to say
that it is not allowed to touch any of the rocks. “You can't touch
any of the rocks. If someone sees you, they will report you even if
you didn't do anything. They will say that ...
... beach park that had some food stands, and of course, some Moai for us to photograph. We tried the Chilean beer, Escudo...not bad at all.
Two other interesting sites on the island are the extinct volcano, Rano Kau, notable for its crater lake and marshes, and one of the three natural bodies of fresh water on the island, and also the Anthropological Museum. The museum was small, but very well laid out, explaining the history of the island and its people.
... the place. We get-up early and take a ferry to the nearby island of Moorea. It’s only 17km away and the fast ferry takes 35 minutes. A local bus takes us to our hotel, les Tipaniers, on the other side of the island. It’s a beautiful island. The barrier reef is quite close to the shore and the lagoons are really nice. The island is quite mountainous with all sorts of vegetation and green colours while the sea is every shade of blue. We arrive at our bungalow around mid-day ...
... hand experiences of growing up on the island, including family pictures of the restoration. She also invited us to her family home to see how she lived as a child on the island.
Along with the pictures of the Moai, we're sending pictures of the Folkloric Dance Show (Mark was chosen to dance with the natives - not sure if the Rapa Nui people did the Twist, but Mark showed them how!) and some of landscapes we saw around the ...