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1219-Easter Island – Chile

Easter Island is a wondrous and magical adventure in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It’s a six hour flight from either Chile or Tahiti and is one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world. Easter Island has a [...]

July 6, 2015 Chile, International Travel

1218-Tahai – Easter Island, Chile

Tahai is one of the beautiful parks that dot the Easter Island landscape. Tourism is the main source of income for the island and the government has established a park system to preserve the island culture and generate revenue. Our [...]

July 6, 2015 Chile, International Travel

1217-Wild Dogs – Easter Island, Chile

Large dogs are all over the island. They were originally brought to the island by the missionaries and now roam free. They are dirty smelly beasts that live in the mud and sand, but are very friendly and extremely patient [...]

July 6, 2015 Chile, International Travel

1216-Wild Horses – Easter Island, Chile

Horses were originally brought to the island by missionaries who used them for agriculture. When the island became almost uninhabited, the horses remained and now are wild and roam the island. At the airport. [...]

July 6, 2015 Chile, International Travel

1215-Cemetery – Easter Island, Chile

This beautiful cemetery was passed every time we walked to town. [...]

July 6, 2015 Chile, International Travel

1214-Moai Factory – Easter Island, Chile

The Easter Island Moai were not created and moved around the island by extraterrestrials. They were sculptures carved in reverence for particular leaders in the community to protect the people. The story goes that the people who built the Moai [...]

July 6, 2015 Chile, International Travel

1213-Ahu Tongariki – Easter Island, Chile

Ahu Tongariki is one of the most stunning of all of the displays. Some of these weigh over thirty tons. All of the one thousand Moai on the island were eventually toppled by tribal warfare. The most disrespectful act could [...]

July 6, 2015 Chile, International Travel

1212-Easter Island Food – Chile

The food on Easter Island is wonderful. We often ate the local fish specialities that were caught fresh that day, but went upscale for one of our meals at a fancy hotel/spa. [...]

July 6, 2015 Chile, International Travel

1211-Ahu a Kivi – Easter Island, Chile

These seven Moai were off the beaten track and we found them after renting a four-wheeler and traveling a dirt road we were told not to go on. We were the only ones at this site and it was stunning. [...]

July 6, 2015 Chile, International Travel

1210-Janine – Easter Island, Chile

The reflection in the window made for a wonderful shot. The flower in Janine’s hair was tossed by government officials at the airport explaining to us that we couldn’t take any vegetation back to Chile from the island. [...]

July 6, 2015 Chile, International Travel