Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I´m on EASTER ISLAND

I first read Thor Heyerdahl´s book, Aku Aku, at least 40 years ago. Easter Island fascinated me then and being here is no disappointment.

I´ve seen moai, the enigmatic statues, on their ahu (platforms) and I´ve visited Orongo, where the aspiring birdmen set out to gather the first egg of a sooty tern from a nearby islet. I´ve seen cave paintings and petroglyphs.

The weather is hot, but not too hot, sunny and just plain perfect. And I´ve got two more days to explore the rest of the island.

If this Internet cafe wasn´t about to close I could go on and on and on. This truly is a dream come true.

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