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Month: April 2018

Flying into Easter Island

Easter Island is approximately 1300 miles from the nearest island (Pitcairn Island) and 2200 miles away from mainland of South America (Chile).  Ever since 7th grade social studies class when our textbooks had a picture of the Maoi statues on the cover have I been wanting to come to Easter Island. Bright and early I rose from the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport Hotel and hopped on a domestic 5 hour flight on LATAM from Santiago to Rapa Nui (native name)/ Easter Island (English name)/Isla de Pascua (Spanish name). Easter Island is a trip you have to prepare for as there Read More

Santiago de Cuba

Six days in Cuba, 3 cities, 1 milestone birthday (for my mom) and our Cuba trip is coming to an end. Santiago de Cuba is the last stop on this Cuba trip and it was a memorable one. We spend 2 days here and I managed to get kicked out of one church so I will always remember it. Santiago de Cuba is the second biggest city in Cuba and was really quite polluted. The air quality was so much worse than in Havana or Cienfuegos. The Battle of San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders during Read More