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Special Islands off Rapa Nui  
   

Special Islands off Rapa Nui

Motu Nui, Motu Iti and Motu Kau Kau. The race to obtain bird eggs from these islands by swimming out and bringing them back to the mainland was part of the new bird man culture. The family who won got to rule the island for a year.
Help, I've fallen... and I can't get up!

May 14th 2015
Iorana! (Rapa Nui for Hello) Off we flew to one of the most remote islands on the planet...Isla Pascua (Easter Island). And we were hosted by the lovely town of Hanga Roa. Far flung Easter Island sits about 3700 km from its Motherland in the middle of the Pacific Ocean - it is one of the most isolated inhabited places on Earth. They say that timing is everything. We arrived on the island ... read more
South America » Chile » Easter Island » Hanga Roa

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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