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Stone dwellings at Orongo village  
   

Stone dwellings at Orongo village

This village is 400m above the edge of the crater wall and balanced on a vertical cliff overlooking the ocean.
Rappy Nui Year!

January 4th 2007
Happy New Year from Easter Island - or Rapa Nui as it is actually called by the locals. Easter Island is so remote, if you can´t pick it out on the map you should have a try. It´s part of Chile now but still 3,700km from the mainland. One of the most remote populated places on earth. So is it worth the trip? Well if quitting your job and blowing all your savings was something you were thinking ... read more
South America » Chile » Easter Island

Chilean Flag 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
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