Tag : Sunrise at Ahu Tongariki

I Was Here!

I am sure that every traveler has taken at least one I Was Here! photo of him/herself – a Postcard-photo. Years ago, a traveler had to go to a post office to mail a postcard with a view of a visited place. In the era of digital photography, cellphone cameras, and Internet, especially with Wi-Fi available at any hotel and …

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Moai. Easter Island, Chile

Moai are massive monolithic figures at Easter Island, and they are what the island is famous for. The statues are a part of the worship of the ancestor gods and built to honor important people of the tribes who passed away. Native islanders, called Rapa Nui, carved the idols with stone tools from compressed volcanic ash in approximately 1250-1500 A.D. …

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Mystery of Easter Island

Dedicated to the 13th Anniversary of my Intercontinental travel. Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is an island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, which is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai. It is the most remote inhabited island in the world. The nearest continental point lies in central Chile, at 3,512 kilometres (2,182 mi). The name “Easter Island” (Isla …

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