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Easter Island/Chile
January 8, 2010, 4:52 am
Filed under: Chile, Pictures Post

Dear friends,

Finally, I have gotten around to posting pictures of Easter Island and Chile! You can check out the pictures here.

So while I’m at it, I thought that I would finally post a bit about my adventures in Easter Island, as I never had the opportunity to. Mostly this was because I was writing a massive paper of doom during my experience in Easter Island, which rendered me pretty much incapable of doing anything (including enjoying Easter Island to the fullest extent that I could have). However, I still had quite an amazing experience there.

First off, I stayed in one of the cheapest hostels (Kona Tau- you can find it on Hostel World), and I ended up rooming with three others girls I didn’t know. They all turned out to be incredibly fun and easy to get along with, and I spent most of my time with them. Two of the girls were traveling together and had spent a semester in Chile, so I got a little education from them on the customs and food, which definitely made me appreciate the area more.

Easter Island is absolutely amazing. It is paradise. It is so calm and beautiful, and there is a strong breeze all around the entire island. Even while I was writing a huge paper there, I felt incredibly carefree, and blessed to have the experience of being on an island that so very few have the opportunity to go to. I had originally planned to only be there for three days, but I was very happy that I had chosen to stay five. I would have been very happy to stay two weeks.

The biggest downside of the island was the expense. The cheapest hostel itself was $25 dollars a night (thought it was definitely worth it), and the food was very expensive. This didn’t stop me from splurging a few times on ceviche (a type of famous raw fish, which was mouth-wateringly delicious), and on avocado, which is a huge deal in Chile.

The beaches. The water. The beach in Easter Island is the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen in my entire life. One day, we decided to go to the Anakena side of Easter Island to see the beach there. The sand was completely white, and the water was so blue that I felt as if I was in a swimming pool. We spent the entire afternoon laying by the sea (I also got a scorching sunburn).

As I had so much work to do there, I didn’t get to explore as much of the island as I wished (this was a good thing as well, because I didn’t have a lot of money). I spent most of my time in my little room, typing the days away, with breaks to walk down into the little town for food. It was the best place for me to write, as it was so relaxing.

So- Easter Island. I made great friends, ate great food, saw some amazing sights, and I feel incredibly, incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to go. I would love to make it back there someday to experience truly everything the island has to offer. If you’re around the area, it’s a must-see.

Much love,


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