Easter Island is one of the most remote locations in the world. You can only access it by sailing across the south pacific or by flying from Chile or Peru. The flight is 6 hours westward and you finally end up on a tiny island, right in the middle of … more »
Whether you are the type of tourist who normally likes taking guided tours or you are more of an independent kind of traveler, Easter Island is one of those places where it is very worth it to spend at least a day on an organized tour. Coming to the island … more »
(Read History and fun in Easter Island, part 1/2) Exploitation: the island as a case-study for the world! It is believed that, when the Rapa Nui originally came to the island about 700 years ago, it was a place covered in greenery and trees. If the land was fertile … more »
I must confess Easter Island was never on my travel plans. Not because it didn’t seem like an interesting destination on my mind (quite the opposite!) but because, somehow, it always felt like “too far, too hard to reach”. Before visiting Chile, I actually didn’t even know Easter Island is … more »
Not all Moai’s are historic ruins. This fellow sits in the middle of Hanga Roa, Easter Island and has some pretty funky tattoos on his back! That’s some pretty interesting artwork – I wonder what it means..
When you go around Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island) you might think that the locals would only honor their male ancestors. Truth is that the Moai statues resemble masculine features, very serious ones, but there were also some female Moais found in the island and one of them is safe … more »
Iorana means “greetings” in the local Polynesian language of Easter Island, aka Rapa Nui. Today we went around the archeological sites of the island to only realize that the whole land is an open air archeological ground. You can find Moais like these all over the place. The Moais are … more »