Sadly it was time to depart Easter Island and head back to the mainland. The only thing that could break the powerful spell that the Moai had placed on me was knowing that I had two girlfriends in Santiago awaiting my arrival with champagne. While wandering around the airport I was surprised to see a sign for free wifi. Free wifi in the most remote island in the world? Life never ceases to amaze me!
As I relaxed into my airplane seat, I decided that rather than watch a movie, I would reflect on the past three days. Easter Island was a place jammed with intriguing customs, welcoming residents, unforgettable meals, beguiling landscapes, and a history so rich and mysterious one could spend an entire lifetime trying to comprehend. In other words, all the things that make travel great!
The next twenty-four hours went by in a blink of an eye. One moment I was with two of my dearest friends, Kyle and Emily, and the next moment I was back at the airport getting ready to board yet another flight.
One of the best decisions I have ever made was this spontaneous trip to Chile. I have definitely fallen in love with the country and have no doubt I will be returning to experience more soon. Now it was time to get down to wedding planning business in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Endnote: My trip would not have been as special as it was if I had not met Kyle and Emily. There are no words to express my gratitude to them for both their generosity and friendship. If you find yourself in Santiago, do not hesitate to reach out to them for advice or a possible meeting. I have no doubt they will touch your life as deeply as they touched mine.