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Next Stop, Easter Island

I’m headed out on my next adventure early Monday morning. This is the continuation of the OneWorld Round-the-World trip that I began in Japan last month.

I use Round-the-World tickets to travel to far away places that are otherwise difficult to get to. On this trip, my first stop is…

Isla de Pascua Easter Island
Photo: Sonia Carolina

This is Rapa Nui, also known as Isle de Pascua, also known as Easter Island. After a lot of flying (it’s not the easiest place to get to), I’ll finally arrive there on Tuesday afternoon.

Easter Island is not really a country—it technically “belongs” to Chile on the South American mainland, and I’ll travel through Santiago to get there. But it’s such a distant, mythological place that I knew I had to find a way to go there ever since watching a documentary on a flight a couple years ago. I’m really looking forward to it!

After Easter Island, the trip continues. I’ll fly from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Amman, Jordan for a few days in the Mid-East, then over to Tunisia before coming back home.

As usual, my essays on Life, Work, and Travel will continue to be posted three times a week, and I hope to provide at least two detailed trip reports along the way. If you’re interested, you can follow more real-time updates over at Twitter.

Thanks for reading! See you on the island… let’s say next to the fourth statue on the left?

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6 Comments

  • Bert says:

    Hey Chris,

    Wow! That looks and sounds like a fun place to travel to. I’ll be looking forward to your posts from afar. Speaking of South America, just last week I booked my flight for a 7 day trip to Rio de Janeiro. I’m so excited! I’ve not been to that continent, and am really looking forward to it. I also took your advice and have been looking at hostels on the site you recommended. So far I have it narrowed down to a couple of hostels; do you have any that you’d recommend if you’ve stayed in Rio before? Safe travels.

  • Chris says:

    Hi Bert,

    I have not been to Rio; just Sao Paulo in Brazil so far. If you use the Hostels.com site, I would only reserve the first couple of nights. Then you can decide if you want to stay longer or find another place once you’re on the ground.

    Also, look for hostels and guesthouses that have a fair number of independent reviews, so that you know a bit more of what to expect before you arrive.

    Good luck! Sounds fun.

  • wow!! thanks!!! that´s my photo =) La Isla de Pascua is a place magic and wonderfull!!

  • Chris says:

    @Sonia,

    I took photos from the same view and they are not nearly as good as yours. Muchas gracias y seguir con el buen trabajo! 🙂

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  • Through sharing of you I’m excited to go there, thank you.

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