Rapa Nui (slightly) demystified

Rapa Nui, just South of the Tropic of Capricorn, forms the South-Eastern point of the Polynesian triangle, the other two points being New Zealand (Aotearoa) and Hawai’i. The closest inhabited island is Pitcairn (2,000km to the West). The island is part of Chile, which is over 3,700km away. The people, island and language are all... Continue Reading →

Volcanoes and statues on Rapa Nui

After saying goodbye to the beach chickens and my biker gang I had another date with a dramatic sunset. I watched it with Holly, from Guernsey, as we enjoyed some pisco sours, and she taught me a bit about Guernsey. We stayed out chatting and drinking until it got really dark, then eventually I went... Continue Reading →

Diving Rapa Nui

I hadn't dived in a few years (since the debacle with kit in Mexico) so I started off with a refresher dive in the Hanga Roa Bay and it turned out to be the right thing to do. The dive was fantastic, at a depth of about 17 metres on a bustling coral reef including... Continue Reading →

Exploring Rapa Nui with my biker gang

My night in the tent by the ocean was fantastic, if a little terrifying. Every now and again, a huge booming wave would hit the coast, waking me up with the thought I might be washed away. On closer inspection this afternoon the cliffs are fairly high and pretty sturdy, so tonight I expect I... Continue Reading →

Arrival at Rapa Nui

As I predicted, Santiago was a bit much for the senses so as soon as I arrived I bought a flight straight to the tropical island paradise of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). It's super hot and sticky despite being quite windy but it's ace already. Just check out the photos as the plane approached the... Continue Reading →

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