Today, I’m showing you the last picture from Ester Island.
How did you like the month on my blog about mysterious Rapa Nui?
If you have a chance, visit Easter Island; it’s a nice and very interesting place!
There was one movie filmed in 1994 on Easter Island about Rapa Nui.
It was produced by Kevin Costner, but the movie didn’t get so famous.
Still, I think it’s nice to watch a movie about a place we’re planning to visit or just visited.
Apparently, there is not so big variety of plants on Easter Island.
I didn’t really think about it while visiting the island; I was just enjoying landscapes and Moai. 🙂
This month, I’m showing you Easter Island, not only the most famous Moai figures,
but in general the landscape.
It’s a very nice island with volcanoes, hills, coast and palm trees.
Volcanoes, calderas etc. – all amazing things you’ll find on Easter Island.
Easter Island has a volcanic origin.
It consists mostly of 3 extinct volcanoes: Terevaka, Poike and Rano Kau.
Easter Island is quite isolated.
The closest continental point in Chile lies over 3500 km away.
There are a few “closer” islands, but its’ still quite a distance.
I could call Chile as a land of avocado, and I’m sure everyone who has been to Chile understands what I mean. 😉
Here, as a proof that Easter Island belongs to chile, a picture of avocado. 😀
(of course, it’s kind of joke, but based on a good reason 😉 )
Polynesia is a region of Oceania consisting of more than 1,000 islands.
Easter island, Hawaii or New Zealand are some of the examples of Polynesian islands.
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. 🙂
You have many options how to visit Easter Island;
you can rent a car, motobike or kind of of ATV (all-terrain vehicle);
a bicycle is also an option, but keep in mind that the island is quite hilly.
Easter Island is quite remote and there are not so many options how to get there;
you have fly from Santiago, Chile or Tahiti.
The best season to visit Easter Island is southern summer, i.e., from November to early April.
It’s the peak season, but also much more convenient than any other, because of e.g., numbers of flights.
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.