Town Square

Post a New Topic

Destinations: Magical island

Original post made on Apr 11, 2013

Our goal was to see the sun rise behind the row of 15 massive stone busts at Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island, but as we jolted along potholed dirt roads toward our destination in a small rented SUV driven by an exuberant Israeli who seemed to know where he was going, it looked like we wouldn't make it.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 8, 2013, 2:24 PM

Comments (2)

Posted by Stu Soffer, a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Apr 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Thank you for this article and your photos. Easter Island came into my imagination in elementary school reading Thor Heyerdahl's Aku Aku. Quite a contrast from Brooklyn, NY. A couple of months ago I looked into flights, as in 'how the hell do you get there?'

It's interesting that Easter island was built up touristically (as well as its airport), as a remote Space Shuttle communications center.


Posted by Kathy, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Apr 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Thanks for this most interesting article. It is good to be reminded that there are still wonders out there to explore and think about in our busy, high-tech world!


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

September food and drink goings on
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,493 views

College Freshmen: Avoiding the Pitfalls
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,292 views

Camp Glamp
By Laura Stec | 8 comments | 1,154 views

Council election, and then some.
By Stuart Soffer | 6 comments | 490 views

Those Constantly Pulling the Race Card
By Martin Lamarque | 0 comments | 54 views