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Frustrated - Review of Ana Rapu Guest House, Easter Island, Chile
Ana Rapu Residencial was part of the journey my man and I had been planning for our whole flitter holiday about 8 month ago. Arriving at the motel, we were led into a small room with naked particleboard partitions. There was no warmth for three of the six nights we spent there, even though we told the lady three of the time that she didn't give a damn and nothing was done.
Even more serious is that the room was not even cleared during our sojourn, which is especially serious if the sewer system does not use lavatory waste and you have to use a garbage can instead. Brekfast was easy, but sufficient and first I was given an alternate breast when I told that I needed a free gluten free diet. What did I do?
She was nowhere to be found whenever we searched, but always protested the next day at breakfasts that she had been there. All that was good about the property was its position - near the sea, the diving center and just a quick stroll from the highroad.
Unfortunately, the construction of a new luxurious resort breaks the gaze at the setting sun in the evenings.
Survival of Easter Island - Jan J. Boersema
Using scholarly research and historic resources, such as the maritime magazines of the Netherlands businessman who was the first in Europe to come to the island in 1722, Boersema shows that deforestation did not endanger the island's diet and led to hunger and war. Based on historic and scholarly findings, Boersema shows how Easter Island societies reacted to changes in culture and ecology as they developed and survived.
Orongo's old stone house
THAT OLD STONE BUILDING IN ORONGO. As we left Vaihu in the early morning, we reached Hanga Roa in good timing to get together with the eight men chosen to be sent ashore from the boat for a thorough survey of Orongo and its surroundings. Each home was accessed and examined, although at times a misjudgment was made in the dimension of a small passageway and it became necessary to save a detainee by pulling back at his heel.
In some cases, these striking apartments were erected against a ground or cliff garden that was the back of the apartment (Fig. 5). At this point, a layered basalt slab was stacked together without the use of concrete and had a width of about 3 ft to a solid 7 ft wide slab.
FIG 5. are sheltered by sufficiently long cliffs to cover the side panels, which shows that no special attention has been taken to create narrow gaps. Above this rocky cover, the soil was stacked in hilly shapes and reached a central ground level of 4 to 6 ft, with a lawn that provided adequate shelter from the rains.
Soils were the naked soil and the interior was moist and mouldy, as the only opening that had been contractually opened allowed aeration. ORONGO. the biggest building included a large room that was almost 40 ft long; three were over 30 ft long, and eight were over 20 ft long, with other sizes roughly equal to general average. 3.
Not all of these impolite apartments were limited to a flat; some have one and some have two or three niche compartments opening out of the central room; but they were small deep caves that had no separated lighting or aeration. Close to the centre of this group of houses is a kind of quadratic courtyard with eight doors that open onto it.
A similar group of houses in a round courtyard opens up at the far end of the point, and the interior spaces are also united. Outside each building and about 10 ft from the doors, small digs drilled with flagstones, about 2 ft width and 2 ft length and about 20 inch depth, showed the former residents' cuisine.
Procedures for the preparation of the meals were extremely crude; a fire was placed in the impolite stove and taken out when the bricks were sufficiently hot, with a cover of moist soil placed over the stove to delay the thermal irradiation. A thorough investigation has shown that these strange houses were not identical in every respect, although the same general features predominated.
The ones at the outermost point of the crest (plate XXI) testify to great ancient times, and many excavations were necessary to satisfactorily examine the doorposts or rock pillars to the entranceways, which were clad with hieroglyphs and coarsely engraved statues. Rehearsals of these statues for the National Museum were taken from houses 2, 3 and 4 (Fig. 6) on Lieutenant Symond's map of Orongo.
These large sandstones were excavated by ditches to a 2 foot deep under the doorposts and are of great interest both because of the thick consistency of the materials and because of the fact that these woodcarvings were often found all over the island. Most of the houses in Orongo are in a good state of conservation and testify that they were not very remotely manned.
There was very little wood engraving on stones, but the plain plates that line the wall and ceiling were adorned with legendary characters and impolite patterns decorated with whitish, reddish and blackened color. The houses on Lieutenant Symond's map with 1, 5 and 6 houses were torn down at the cost of the great work and the preserved frescoes.
The ditch under the doorframes and under the floor did nothing but produce a few rock tools. have phoned the island. Apparently, a recess in the walls of each of these apartments was intended to house the house gods and the various valuable items that the residents had. They tore down a brick and unveiled a impolite casket with the remnants of a recently dead local.
This uninhabited building was used as a grave and closed with the materials from which the wall was made.