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Easter Island Planning & Packing Tips

A trip to Easter Island is the trip of a lifetime. A trip to Easter Island is long and expensive. But if you are one of the 50,000 or so people who make this trek every year, you will be … Continue reading

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Frightened by Fur on Easter Island – Day 4

It’s 6 am and Edith is rattling our door. Scared out of a dead sleep, we are a bit alarmed and confused until we figure out that the owner of the Hotel Taura’a thinks we are part of the group … Continue reading

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A Mountain of Moai on Easter Island – Day 3.5

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* The day is just getting away from us. Taking the unexpected cave tours with Bill threw off our timing for the rest of the day so when … Continue reading

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Driving Easter Island Day 3

TahaiOur second night on Easter Island is blissfully quieter than the first. The barking from the strays who wander the island is much more subdued. Could someone have transported the roosters to the other side of the island?  Their crowing’s … Continue reading

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Easter Island Day 2

Hotel Taura’a Fake MoaiThe power is out when we wake up around 6 am. Easter Island is powered by diesel that runs generators and they can be finicky. It’s still inky dark outside so we snooze a bit more. By … Continue reading

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The Big Heads are Calling Me to Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

Less than a minute after I press the “Buy” button for tickets to Easter Island, Mike announces, “We can’t go. My passport expires five days before we leave.” Panic sets in for a second. Should I quickly call and see … Continue reading

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