Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Rapa Nui

Ahu Tongariki
I had a very short trip to Easter Island this week.  I traveled from Washington, DC to Houston to Panama to Santiago, Chile and finally to Easter Island.  It takes a similar amount of travel to get to Saipan, which surprised me.  For some reason I thought this island would be closer!  Still, as a Pacific Islander, it is very meaningful to be able to visit this island.  They are descended from the the same people who populated Micronesia and the Marianas, so the Rapa Nui are in effect my distant cousins.

Sadly, I was only there for a day, which is no where long enough to get to know a place or a people.  In the end I spent as much time traveling to and from Easter Island as I did actually on the island.  I hope I get to go back one day.  I posted a few more photos on Facebook, if you want to see them.

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