sábado, 22 de octubre de 2011

Easter Island pt. 1

Because I saw that I have some visitors from countries that aren't hispanic, I decided to create a new entry in english. And I'll start talking about Easter Island.

I went to this beautiful and magic place just this year, exactly in April. Easter Island is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, approximately 3600 km from Chile and 4200 km from Tahiti. It was called Easter Island because its discovery was on Easter day in 1722 by the dutch sailor Jacob Roggeveen. The original name given by original inhabitants was Rapa Nui or Te Pito o te Henua (navel of the world).

Taken from wikipedia.org

Easter Island (Isla de pascua in spanish) is a volcanic island, with 3 inactives volcanoes in its corners: Terevaka (highest mountain in the island), Poike and Rano Kau. The most important attractives of this place are the Moai, the big statues built by Rapa Nui people, which objective were to remember the dead's ancestors and get protection from them. The Moai are located over platforms called Ahu, and in front of the Ahu lived the people, in houses built with stone, branches an leaves.

I stayed at Tiare Pacific hotel, a place very nice and familiar. While I was there, I visited interesting places, eat and drink and walk a lot,and of course, I get very relaxed after my vacations. I will continue talking about this amazing place in the next entries. I think that this is a place you must visit once of your life time.
Here some pictures from this natural and historic wonder of the world, I will publish more information

Rano Kau Panoramic: In the center of the volcano there are a volcanic lake

Ahu Tongariki daybreak panoramic
View from Rano Kau Volcano. At the bottom: three islets with archeological and historical importance

Ahu Akivi: In the island, all of the Moai are looking to the land, except these 7 Moai which are looking to the sea.

Rano Kau: the place where Moai were built (quarry)

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