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Hawaii

A volcanic island chain in the Pacific

Hawaii is an unofficial U.S. state and one of the worlds most popular tourist destinations. With over 8.9 million visitors in 2016 however this isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific only has around 1.4 million residents and the islands are dependent on tourism as the primary economy.

The islands are renowned for their rugged landscapes, hot lava flows, high cliffs, magical waterfalls, remote pools, tropical foliage, great surfing and beaches with different coloured sands. Of the 6 main islands: Hawaiʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, Kauaʻi, and Lānaʻi are the most popular. Honolulu, Hawaii’s biggest city and capital is on Oahu. This is where you’ll find Continue reading Hawaii

Mysterious Rapanui

Easter Island unveiled

It is said that the Polynesians arrived in Easter island less than 2000 years ago but for the Moai to be buried to their current depth by natural means, that is by the natural accumulation of soil would take a minimum of 20,000 years.

Given the inscriptions on the Moai which seem to have no connection to any Pacific peoples and at first glance seem to be more related to places like Gobekly Tepe in Syria it seems highly unlikely that the Polynesians had anything to do with their creation and they probably invented a mythology to explain their existence.

It is thought that in the distant past that Rapanui was not just one island but a

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Easter Island

A remote and mysterious attraction

“Rapanui” or Easter Island is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean about 3.700 km from the South American continent and 2 093 kms east of Pitcairn, its nearest inhabited neighbour. The regular way to get there is by a 5 hr flight from Santiago in Chile.

The 163 square km island is volcanic and the larger of a chain of islands that once existed above water until the end of the last ice age. The remote location of the island makes it an important centre for weather, oceanic and aerospatial research. No one knows the ancient history, but today’s population is a mix of indiginous Polynesians, Chileans and tourists that are over-stretching

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