Chile, Argentina & Uruguay: Day 4 (Part 4)

January 6, 2011

In case you missed my first, second, and third stops on the island, click here, here, and here.  Around the next corner of our walk I am certain you can guess what lay ahead, more Moai!

Alicia talked in great detail about the history of the statues and the different theories of how they came to be.  She also talked about their “energy.”  She swore that when she is in the plane returning home from a trip abroad she can actually feel an energy shift in the air once she is near the island.  I know a lot of people might discard this as nonsense, and I respect that, however I was completely enchanted with her words.  You see, I am a Chinese Medicine Doctor and I work with qi, or energy, every single day.  Thus, she was definitely speaking my language.  I know that I was on a high from being on Easter Island, but I could definitely the feel the intense energy radiating from the statues.

Every single Moai is different and it was impossible for me to choose a favorite, since each one has something special about it.  The following photo is of the tallest Moai, measuring almost thirty-three feet long!

Our last stop on the mountain was to a hidden lake.  Every year they have the Tapati Rapa Nui festival, where all of the islanders compete in different sporting events, a lot taking place in the lake.  Alicia told me that she was the reining champion in most of the swimming events.

Easter Island, Chile

After a picnic lunch we set off to my favorite stop on the tour. . .

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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26 thoughts on “Chile, Argentina & Uruguay: Day 4 (Part 4)

  1. Laura

    I can only imagine the energy present around the statues! Certainly not nonsense 🙂 What a beautiful location for those mystical Moai!

  2. Odysseus

    Gorgeous photos, Andi! I’m jealous. 🙂 I haven’t visited Easter Island yet, but I’ve felt energy at other places in the world — so strange and unbelievable, yet I believe it.

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  4. Elle

    You look gorgeous as always. I have wanted to visit Easter Island for awhile now. Hopefully I’ll get down there soon. Best wishes and happy travels!

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  6. Norbert

    Andi, YOu have made the best job in making me want to go to Easter Island… I’ve always wanted to go, but now I REALLY need to go! Just standing next to all those Moai must be an amazing experience. Easter Island feels like its covered with a mystic energy. I so want to experience it. 🙂


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