A nice straight in approach to the only runway at Mataveri airport [43K] gave no good vistas from the left side of the plane.
All of the tour books about Easter Island advise that there will be ample locals awaiting the arrival of the plane from
Santiago - when I entered the baggage retrieval hall, there was only two or three people soliciting accommodation. I decided
upon Cecelia, from Chez Cecelia - $25 US/night, including breakfast. Of course, what I didn't realize was the Cecelia and a
couple others had clearly paid off the local 'functionarios' to meet the pax in the baggage hall, as when we left there were a
dozen or so other people outside the terminal soliciting places to stay, as well. O...Read More