Here they are folks pics from the bellybutton of the world, and from the island that is farthest away from a continental landmass than any other! These moais were all built between 300 A.D and 1700s by the Rapa Nui people of the island! They average 14 ft and 2 tons
Everyone just has to visit this place! Enjoy!
ps. I have added in some spanish words in the text just for you mom!
The first portion of this blog is from when I spent my last semester of college abroad in Valparaiso, Chile at the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, finishing up my requirements for my dual degree in Hispanic Studies and International Affairs. I lived with a host family in the neighboring city of Vina del Mar during spring semester of 2005.
July 2007- May 2008 I took off again, this time my travels took me to the other side of the globe - spending three months in Alexandria, Egypt studying Arabic and then 6 months outside of Accra, Ghana working at a UN Refugee camp for Liberians - with ... full info
Rapa Nui ArenaRapa Nui Sand - the girls thought it was funny when I kept pointing out things that were Rapa Nui - rapa nui kids, rapa nui beach..etc...hey how many rapa nui things have you seen? I had to be excited!
The wishing rockThe wishing rock, where you have to wish to come back to the island. We all did. Te Pito o Te Henua, this rock marks the navel of the earth.