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// SEPTEMBER 2015
Go, on va,
Thessaloniki
Istanbul
Singapore
Auckland
Rotorua
Napier
Auckland
Rarotonga
Rarotonga
Aitutaki
Rarotonga
Papeete
Bora Bora
Mo'orea
Tahiti
Papeete
Easter Island
Santiago de Chile
Puerto Varas
Valdivia
Santiago de Chile
Buenos Aires
Posadas
Puerto Iguazú
Foz do Iguasu
Santa Maria
Punta del Este
Montevideo
Colonia Del Sacramento
Buenos Aires
Istanbul
Thessaloniki
Hobbiton
Potaka
Taupo
Waitomo Caves
Matavera
Arorangi
Vai'are
Ma'atea
Ha'apiti
Papetō'ai
Maha'ena
Tautira
Taravao
Papeari
Puna'auia
Chiloe Island
São Miguel do Oeste
Chuy

Santiago de Chile


24th of September 2015
A once in a life experience!!!

It would be our last day in the island. For today we had left the sunrise at Ahu Tongariki. We had to wake up very early and start at around 6 o’clock, if we wanted to be there before seven. The owner of the hotel, who gave us the idea in first place, had offered to prepare us breakfast, which we would be able to take along with us. So, at six o’clock in the morning, he brought us a pick nick basket that had really everything in it.

It was still dark when we started our journey and we thought that we would be on the road by ourselves only. But very soon, there was a whole convoy on the road to Ahu and for a while we were driving all together, until we reached our destination and parked the car.
We remained in it, since it was very cold, and had our first cup of coffee to warm ourselves up, while the cars kept coming and leaving people there.

When it started dawning, we got off the car and approached the platform with the Moai.
What an experience!!!

The sun was rising and each new ray was lightening a different spot, a different moai, until the glorious sunshine bathed everything in blazing golden colors. There were a lot of people watching the amazing sunrise and the reactions were of many different kinds. Everybody, though, wanted to capture the most beautiful moment.
With mobile phones, with cameras and plenty of smiles we all gave our best selves to our task…



 

We returned to the hotel, we enjoyed our breakfast, arranged our luggage and then went to the village to spend the last left few hours, before our flight to Santiago.To its roofed market we found and bought souvenirs and presents.We returned the car to the airport and took the flight to Santiago of Chile.


We got a…co-traveler for the rest of the journey!!!

We arrived late at night, took the car which we had rent from the local car rental company, the econorent, and went to our hotel, to the Hotel Diego de Almagro Aeropuerto, very near the airport, where we slept.

This is how it was supposed to have happened.

But… The truth is, that when we went to take the car, at a very well organized and modern airport in every other aspect, we found ourselves waiting, for about twenty minutes, for the clerk of the company to come, at an opened parking space. The temperature was about 6 degrees of the Celsius climax, our bodies had not yet adapted to the new weather conditions, after having spent so many days in summer temperatures, and our clothes were not as warm as they should be. Result: We got a nasty cold!

I got so sick myself, that I made the cold my…co-traveler for the rest of the journey. I took it with me to Chile, to Argentina, to Brazil, to Uruguay and then…I also brought it along to Europe…Just for fun! Just to give it…a chance to go around and get to know the world, man!!! Just for that! For that only, damn it!!! 

 

Country: New Zealand
Date: 2015
Route: Around the world
Cities: Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Singapore, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Auckland, Rarotonga, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, Papeete, Bora Bora, Mo'orea, Tahiti, Papeete, Easter Island, Santiago de Chile , Puerto Varas, Valdivia, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú, Foz do Iguasu, Santa Maria, Brasil, Punta del Este, Montevideo, Colonia Del Sacramento, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Thessaloniki
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Country: New Zealand
Date: 2015
Route: Around the world
Cities: Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Singapore, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Auckland, Rarotonga, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, Papeete, Bora Bora, Mo'orea, Tahiti, Papeete, Easter Island, Santiago de Chile , Puerto Varas, Valdivia, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú, Foz do Iguasu, Santa Maria, Brasil, Punta del Este, Montevideo, Colonia Del Sacramento, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Thessaloniki
Duration: 27
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Population: 4.471.000
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Country: New Zealand
Date: 2015
Route: Around the world
Cities: Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Singapore, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Auckland, Rarotonga, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, Papeete, Bora Bora, Mo'orea, Tahiti, Papeete, Easter Island, Santiago de Chile , Puerto Varas, Valdivia, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú, Foz do Iguasu, Santa Maria, Brasil, Punta del Este, Montevideo, Colonia Del Sacramento, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Thessaloniki
Duration: 27 days
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Population: 4.471.000
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