Episode 18 - Exploring Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

May 17, 2019

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Easter Island (or Rapa Nui) is a tiny, 63 square mile island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is part of Chile but located over 2,300 miles from Sanitago and is considered one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. It is also known for Moai, the large stone statues all over the island carved hundreds of years ago. When we left for South America we had no intention of going to this island, however, another volunteer we met in Bolivia convinced us it was worth trying to go (it didn't take much convincing). Long story short, we found a workaway on the island and inexpensive plane tickets and booked the trip. We spent the month of April 2019 on Easter Island. It was an amazing island to explore, we tell you all about it in this episode! Additional photos posted below.

 

 

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Earning Happiness by John Bartmann licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License. 

 

Easter Island is in the middle of the pacific!

 More photos from Easter Island!

 

 Flight tracker :)

On our way to Easter Island! 

 

 One of the first sunsets on the island

 Moai at the quarry - so cool!

 Ahu Nau Nau at Anakena Beach (most of these moai have topknots)

 Having a bit of fun with the moai

 Sunset from our small apartment

 This dog wasn't too impressed by the sunset

 Walking into town (Hanga Roa)

 

Dinner splurge (Ceviche) and some of the moai

Ahu Tongariki

Rano Raraku (the quarry where the moai were carved)

Rano Raraku (the quarry where the moai were carved)

One of our favorite pastimes - ice cream!

The Kari Kari dance show

The Kari Kari dance show

 Ahu Tongariki

 

Cleaning the bungalows