IMG 0097Easter Island. Somewhere we had never thought that we would have the opportunity to go to. but we learnt about the statues at school and they are certainly part of the "bucket list".

LAN Air is surprisingly comfortable, much more so than the Air New Zealand flight we took to Rarotonga last year. Specifically more leg room, more comfortable seats, a hot breakfast (omelette) and better in flight entertainment (included). All round a better service for the 5 hours it took from Santiago.

Surprisingly our bags were first off and we were met by Hugo who gave us a quick squiz around the town (this does not take long) and to the hotel.

The change of hotel mentioned by Condor fortunately didn't happen as the one he took us to first was a 20 minute walk out of town. OK for before dinner but walking back with no street lights and seriously dodgy Singapore size drains, not so good. A broken leg for sure. Anyway no record but the originally booked Otai was expecting us.

 

After unpacking we had a stroll into town for an "as" for late lunch. This is a jumbo hot dog bun filled with a little meat and various fruit salsas drenched in mayonnaise. Salsas were mainly tomatoes and avocado in our case as these are the only Spanish words on the menu we recognise.

Hogo suggested La Kaleta for dinner. We sat outside, right on the water for an excellent fish dinner. Apparently the locals can only sell todays fish to the tourists. I think we believe them.
Island. Somewhere we had never thought that we would have the opportunity to go to. but we learnt about the statues at school and they are certainly part of the "bucket list".

LAN Air is surprisingly comfortable, much more so than the Air New Zealand flight we took to Rarotonga last year. Specifically more leg room, more comfortable seats, a hot breakfast (omelette) and better in flight entertainment (included). All round a better service for the 5 hours it took from Santiago.

Surprisingly our bags were first off and we were met by Hugo who gave us a quick squiz around the town (this does not take long) and to the hotel.

The change of hotel mentioned by Condor fortunately didn't happen as the one he took us to first was a 20 minute walk out of town. OK for before dinner but walking back with no street lights and seriously dodgy Singapore size drains, not so good. A broken leg for sure. Anyway no record but the originally booked Otai was expecting us.

After unpacking we had a stroll into town for an "as" for late lunch. This is a jumbo hot dog bun filled with a little meat and various fruit salsas drenched in mayonnaise. Salsas were mainly tomatoes and avocado in our case as these are the only Spanish words on the menu we recognise.

Hogo suggested La Kaleta for dinner. We sat outside, right on the water for an excellent fish dinner. Apparently the locals can only sell todays fish to the tourists. I think we believe them.