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South America » Chile » Easter Island » Hanga Roa August 4th 2010

Wednesday 4.8.2010 day 294 Fly from Rapa Nui to Santiago We got up at 7:30 and took a packed bfast with us to Sunrise at Tongariki where there are 15 standing Moai. We took our quad bike with us and took the beach road so we could see the sun coming up all the way along it looked fantastic. When we got to Tongariki the sun was coming up over the hill not the ocean so we knew that we were not going to get the sunrise photos that we hope for, even though it still looked very nice with the sun coming though the Moai and reflecting on the hill behind. We had our bfast then headed back to town where we dropped off our quad bike and walked back to our accommodation had a ... read more
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South America » Chile » Easter Island » Hanga Roa August 3rd 2010

Tuesday 3.8.2010 day 293 Quad biking around Rapa Nui We woke up to the most fantastic sunrise and a beautiful sunny day so we headed to the markets and got some more freshly caught fish from the market this time we got a smaller fish about ½ k for about $5 Aus dollars. Then we walked to the bike shop and picked up our Quad Bike and got the same two helmets (including my very big one). We dropped the fish back home and took a packed lunch with us. We headed to Orongo were the bird man ritual were held and the site of a fantastic volcano creator. The bird man ritual started after they got rid of the heads so instead of leaders being born they now chose the braves and strongest men to ... read more
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South America » Chile » Easter Island » Hanga Roa August 2nd 2010

Monday 2.8.2010 day 292 Raining in the worlds navel The locals call Rapa Nui, ‘Te Pio o te Hemua’ the worlds navel. Today we had planned to get up early and take a packed bfats to Tongariki to see the sun rise but it rained all night and at sunrise there was a heavy downfall, so we decided to sleep in a little. We still had to take the scooter back at 10 am and we were going to exchange it for a quid bike but due to the rain we will do that tomorrow. On the way back from dropping the scoter my friend got talking to the locals about their right for independence and they want their tribal land back. They gave some land to the Chilean government to build a cultural centre but ... read more
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South America » Chile » Easter Island » Hanga Roa August 1st 2010

Sunday 1.8.2010 day 291 Rapa Nui! (Polynesian), Easter Island! (English) Or Isla de Pascua! (Spanish), for a little island in the middle of nowhere why does it have 3 names? Easter Island is relatively small, just 117 sq km with just one small town called Hanga Roa, population 3800. The rest of the island is uninhabited except for hundreds of wild horses that roam free on the island and of course over 800 of the Moai statues that are scattered everywhere. We got up early and then went to church as I had read in our lonely planet that it is a mix of the Rapa Nui, Polynesian and Christian religion. It was very nice with lots of singing and there was a guy dresses in just a grass skirt there. We got there a bit ... read more
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South America » Chile » Easter Island » Hanga Roa July 31st 2010

Saturday 31.7.2010 day 290 Fly from Santiago to Rapa Nui We had a 8:20 flight to Rapa Nui today so we got up early lucky we stayed in the Holiday Inn across from the airport the night before so we just had to walk across the road to the airport. When we woke up we saw that it was foggy and were worried about our flight. We got to airport and checked our bags in and then went to the service desk to see if we could change our flights back home to stop in NZ for a few days but they told us we had to call the office. We then went to security and then got another coffee each before going to the boarding lounge. When we got to the boarding lounge we noticed ... read more
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South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago July 30th 2010

Friday 30.7.2010 day 289 Holiday Inn at Santiago Airport Today we checked out at 10 am and then got a resort transfer to the bus station in nearby Vin del Mar. In Vina Del Mar we then got some food supplies at the shop as we have read that the food on Easter island is very expensive and they do not have much fresh food there except for fish. As we have a kitchen in our cabin on Easter Island we are getting some food for us to cook. We then got a bus to Santiago On the way to Santiago we when though the wine fields and saw olive and fruit plantations. At the bus terminal in Santiago we got a bus to the airport where we are staying. We are staying in the Holiday ... read more
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Thursday 29.7.2010 day 288 Our last day at Hippocampus Resort & Club Con Con We need to sort out all our stuff for the next few days as we will not have internet at Easter Island. We booked our accommodation for when we got back to Santiago and packed our bags. I still had 2 pisco sour free vouchers to we went to the restaurant and used them. My friend cooked me a fantastic sea food dinner again as I am still feeling sick. which we had watching the sun go down over the ocean from our balcony while having a few red wines I hope I am better tomorrow as I have a big day the next few days. ... read more
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Wednesday 28.7.2010 day 287 Still sick in bed I am feeing worse today. We have organised our accommodation for Eater Island so that is good. I am feeling sick and do not feel going home so I am feeling sad today. My friends went down the road and got some more fresh seafood and red wine for me for dinner and cooked dinner for me it was fantastic. ... read more
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Tuesday 27.7.2010 day 286 Sick in bed I was feeling sick last night but when I woke up this morning I was feeling very sick. It was rainy and cold again so I spent the whole day in bed. I hate being sick so it is not fun to spend the day in bed. Well my friend booked our flights home in 9 days time so we have no more time in South America and will not be going to New Zealand now. He has a job to go back to so that is good for him. I do not so will be stuck in Aus with no job. ... read more
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Monday 26.7.2010 day 285 Sorting out our flights home It is another fantastic sunny day today. We had a bit of a sleep in then did bfast and sorted out some of our flights home still cannot get home when we want to but. In the evening we went for a walk at sunset to the local village where there was lots of restaurants and fresh fish shops. We got some fantastic ingredients and then went home and cooked up a feast! Yummm...... ... read more
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