Launching My Pacific Odyssey in Orongo

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4 Responses

  1. Penny says:

    I find it so intriguing that one man worked for another man’s honor. Wouldn’t it have made more sense for the chief to be the one who embarked on the dangerous task? Oddly, if you take a look at the world today, you can see the same scenario repeated time and time again. Not all leaders are laudable. Far from that in fact. When you look at war, the world leaders send others to do their dirty work. How many have been on foot and faced the carnage with their own eyes? Maybe if they did, there would be less wars, less unrest and greater hope for peace.

    • Teja says:

      It does raise your eyebrows, doesn’t it? That said, it’s probably not terrible. For one, the chief might usually be quite a bit older than the most athletic rep the tribe can muster. For another, a good king may not be the same as a good getter-of-seabird-egg! But surely the champion should get some kind of perk for all his trouble?? Right?

  2. Madhu says:

    Wow this looks incredible and mystic.i never knew much about this part of the world.thanks so much for sharing.hope to visit someday

    • Teja says:

      Yeah, this was when I realised pretty much the same thing. Easter Island definitely requires some commitment, since it’s so out of the way. You’ve gotta want to do it on purpose!

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