Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

The locals prefer the island’s original name of Rapa Nui rather than the various translations of the day it was “discovered” by Europeans (Easter Island, Isla de Pascua, Ile de Pacques etc).

Not much to say that can do the place justice. A little volcanic spec in the Pacific, only 3700km from Chile. The Moai (statues) on various Ahus (platforms) around the island are majestic, as well as the quarry (Rano Raraku) from which they were chiselled by hand and which still has almost 400 dotted about in mid-creation. After our wonderful guided tours with Toki Tours we could go on and on about the history and various theories about the culture and religion here but we will save that until we get back!

Take a look at the photos here! (you’ll have to skip through some of the ones of mainland Chile first though)

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