The museum in Rapa Nui welcomes you with the following message: ‘No museum could recreate physically everything that happened in Rapa Nui. Therefore, your imagination is needed to complete our vision of the development of this society’. There are more questions than answers in Rapa Nui, so the better your imagination, the more you’ll enjoy […]
Rapa Nui is a small island and you can easily drive around the whole island in a day. We spent the day traversing the island and as well as visiting the beaches and some smaller sites, we spent the morning getting to know the Moai better – spending sunrise in their presence and then visiting the quarry where the Moai are born.
We jumped at the oppurtunity to spend an organised day with the local national park office in a recuperation zone on the island. The day didn’t quite go to plan, perhaps lost in translation, but we dug in and survived to tell the tale.
We started the day early with a taxi ride to Ahu Akivi for our visit to see the Moai statues in all their glory, and what a first impression they made standing on a raised rock platform called an Ahu, high above the ground. The statues at Ahu Akivi look out over the Pacific Ocean […]
Setting off on a beautiful sunny morning, our first day on the island we were hiking up the hillside to see the crater lake of Rano Kau and the ceremonial village of Orongo. The swells were still huge, and as we left the hostel for our walk, we saw a large number of the local […]
Despite the 4.30am alarm, we woke up excited. It was Easter Monday and we were off to Easter Island! Easter Island is one of the most isolated inhabited places in the world. The closest inhabited island is Pitcairn (boasting a huge population of 50 people) almost 2,000kms away. Tahiti is 4,100kms away and it’s 3,700km […]
Top of the to do list while we were in town was Concha y Toro, the second biggest winery in the world, and the easiest winery to visit by public transport from Santiago. As was the case with a lot of wineries in South America, the only way to do a wine tasting was to […]
For the first time in months, we’re spending some time apart. The girls climbed a hill (should have been called a mountain), visited a virgin, and wandered around rainbow streets – while the boys took in a local football match, with one of the more controversial teams in the Chilean league.
Apart from the below photo, this is a post of words only. When traveling, one of the things we enjoy the most is learning the history of the country we’re in. Although often, it’s not an easy or enjoyable experience. Chile was no different. The Museum of Memory and Human Rights is a museum located […]
We’ve really enjoyed our time in Chile, so it seemed only natural Santiago would be another highlight of our trip. We very quickly feel in love with this beautiful city. We rented a fantastic 2 bedroom airbnb apartment for the week with Craig and Erin (apartment details below). We were in the centre of town, […]