Welcome to Easter Island

Here is the view from your room:

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Here is the restaurant at your hotel. You will have an unobstructed view of the Pacific ocean and the sunset-pinked clouds just might write your name if you have a short one like “Nia.”

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Walk a bit up the road and find directions:

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Keep going:

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and find this:

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Walk a bit in the opposite direction:

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and you can bank here:

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dine here:

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and shop here:

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This will be your guide. His name is Christian, he is half Chilean and half Rapanui. He is an historian and will tell you secrets not in the books about Easter Island:

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He’ll take you places like this ahu (ancient Rapanui platform that holds the moai (statues)), which is very near the hotel:

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and he’ll take you to the opposite side of the island where, if you look closely, you’ll see these are more than just mossy rocks:

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or a chunk of red lava (pukaos, topknot carved from red scoria):

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Drive to the top of a hill and see fluorescent pools in a caldera: Peru and Easter Island 696

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See most of the island from atop this hill:

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Observe this hill:

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And prepare for rain. California’s spring is Easter Island’s winter:

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6 thoughts on “Welcome to Easter Island

    1. Nia Simone Post author

      Hi Ana,

      Thank you!! I’m glad I could share it with you. There are a few other Easter Island posts buried in my archives, if you want to take a look.

      I too always wanted to go there and when I knew I was going, the excitement and anticipation were amazing. Then to get there and not be disappointed, quite the opposite, finding and experiencing enough to provide a well of inspiration that lasts and lasts, was wonderful.

      I want to go back. The island has a peaceful quality to it, all that ocean, the isolation, the moai, the laid back people, that even a hyper person like me can really unwind there.

      Thanks for coming by!

      Nia

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    1. Nia Simone Post author

      Thank you, Denise. I have more lore to give you! Also, check out The Statues That Walked. It’s one of my all time favorite books. Fairly new theories. Carl Lippo and Terry Hunt (I think).

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