Quilotoa Loop – finally some fabulous weather!

A group of five of us set out from Secret Garden to hike for three days to a volcano crater (Paul joined us on the first night). We stayed overnight in Latacunga at Hostel Tiana which was actually a fairly decent hostel with interesting split-level rooms, costing $10.50 per night including breakfast.We had breakfast, bought... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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