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Backpackers survival guide to the Easter Island

Posted by on June 4th, 2011 in Easter Island, Photos, Polynesia | 6 comments

The Moai at Ahu Akivi. These ones actually look at the sea. Most of the Moai look inland The moais at Tongariki looking at Rano Raraku Easter Island or Rapa Nui as the locals call it; the place of the Moai, those stone statues that have fed our imagination for so long. And here I finally was, in the middle of nowhere in the Pacific sea at a small island, finally about to see the Moai. Mind you getting here was a pain. I sat on a three planes to get to Easter Island from Santiago. On the first plane we just sat in for an hour, before we got back to the terminal to have some breakfast. Then we boarded the second plane, this time we actually took off, but after about an hour of flying, we turned...

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