Easter Island – By Bicycle

Easter Island

After I landed on Easter Island, I went immediately to my hostel, and then wanted to visit the island; on foot… But the scale on the map; plus the way from the airport, made me think I should change my stupid plans. 😉 So I rented a bicycle. It was much better choice then walking, however, still not a perfect idea, considering how many sites I wanted to visit. I didn’t think, that “small island” is actually quite hilly volcanic island… So at the end of that day I was very exhausted… I was somewhere, no idea where on Easter Island, walking with my bicycle because didn’t have energy to cycle uphill again and again… And suddenly one big pickup passed me and… stopped and offered to take me to the “city”. They didn’t speak English, I didn’t speak Spanish, but we understood each others and they “save my life”. 😉
It’s not the end of the story…
We’re driving, and we met another girl walking with her bicycle uphill! It was kind of relief for me, I’m not the only one! 😀
Unfortunately, “my pickup” didn’t have more space to take her as well;
hopefully, there was another one who saved her. 🙂

Easter Island – Moai and British Museum

Easter Island

The British Museum in London is an amazing place. You can explore it for days (many, many days…) and don’t have enough; you can find there lots of wonderful pieces from all over the world; and you don’t pay for your visit!

You can also find there one Moai, Hoa Hakananai’a.
I wrote yesterday, it’s bit controversial topic – do you know why?
From one side, you can say, Moai was stolen and should be returned from London to Easter Island.
But, it’s much easier (and cheaper for many) to visit the British Muesuem then going to Easter Island; so more people can see Moai and learn a bit about history of Easter Island; and actually get inspired to visit Easter Island one day.
Some people even complain, that Easter Island doesn’t care enough for Moai; and Moai on Easter Island are slowly getting more and more destroyed (even by peeing dogs…); so the Moai in British Museum will survive longer in much better shape.

Easter Island – Where are Moai?

Easter Island

Moai are from Easter Island, but some of them were taken to other countries,
to join someone’s private collection or to museum, and everyone can see them.
On this Wikipedia website, you can check where Moai can be found.

Tomorrow, I’ll continue this topic, that seems to be a bit controversial.