Rapa Nui/Easter Island/Isla de Pascua January 25th 2011 Regardless of the name its like an open museum with the added bonus of cool geographic features (like lava flow caves) and sparkling clear waters. The massive moai were amazing and we were lucky enough to run into the director of archaeology doing some photography and measurements on the latest dig and he showed us a newly excavated moai and where in the mountain it came from, explaining what they ... read more
South America » Chile » Easter Island Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
This blog is for family and friends to keep up with our travels (read as: let us brag and let dad know I'm not recklessly endangering his grandchildren) and for those researching their own trip as I know other's experiences were invaluable in my planning.
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