Hello! My name is Aurelia and I am 17 y/o.
As I just gratuaded from high school, I am enjoying my sabbatical for six month together with my father. We stay from 16th July 2015 until 16th January 2016 at different places. Our destinations are: Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Easter Island, Chile, Texas and the Hawaiian Islands.
Hope you enjoy my stories and pictures from all over the world! All the best - -
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Day 138 - Bienvenido a Rapa Nui
The five-hour flight and five hours of time difference let it be 1 o’clock in the
afternoon and we were tired as hell, even though we slept on the plane. Though
nobody actually wanted to fly at 3 AM really, even though the Easter Island was
just a stop on the way to Santiago de Chile, the plane was quite empty so that
many people could have a row of three seats for themselves, just like my father
and me - fortunately.
immigration part of every journey we were picked up by a Chilean guy who took
us on a tour through the only village of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the capital
Hanga Roa. This village counts about 6’000 inhabitants, and is composed of two
main streets along which you find around twenty different supermarkets, ten
souvenir shops, five car and scooter rentals, and one tattoo shop. Near the
airport on one side of the village you find the only gas station on the entire
island, and still the petrol is comparably cheap. A little further out is our
hostel. The streets are all in all better than in Moorea (which is not hard to
reach), only about fifteen big potholes per hundred meters, not fifty.
Ceviche of Rapa Nui: with a looot of onions and tuna
Not too famous ones, but our first real moais!
As I got
sick (how can anybody get sick on Tahiti?) I was quite exhausted from that
horror trip, and slept for another hour on the hyper soft bed in our hostel. I
think this is the best bed we had during our travels so far, soft mattress,
nice pillow and long enough. Unfortunately I missed the prettiest sunset from
all the days here on Rapa Nui.