Night Life at Easter Island – Dance ’til you drop

Recently I went to Easter Island, the most remote and least visited World Heritage Site, home of the giant stone heads and dazzlingly attractive men and curvaceous women. To read more and see the video of the mostly nude men dancing an elegant South Seas swaying and a sexually charged version of the Maori war dance. This is the Matato’a Dance Group and they’ve performed worldwide.

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4 Responses to “Night Life at Easter Island – Dance ’til you drop”


  1. 1 susanvanallen January 26, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Grazie for these fabulous visuals! How…inspiring–I may have to go and see this in person…

  2. 2 Marilyn Staff January 27, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Hello Maribeth, What fun to see of your Easter Island adventures. I hope that our paths cross sometime this winter, possibly at the NYTimes Show in NYC. Will you be there? Hope all goes well with you and family.

    Warm best, Marilyn Staff / Asia Transpacific Journeys

  3. 3 njavaras February 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    It’s actually Mrs. NJ here. I marvel at how you are able to do research, photograph keep up with a blog, maintain a website and write while doing all the traveling you do. Thanks so much for the information and manly photos from Easter Island.

    S.J.

    • 4 marybethbond March 16, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Thanks Mrs. NJ,
      When we do what we love work is a pleasure. I’m very fortunate to have created the career I have and now to be living the life I always wanted. What I’d like to do more of is to give back. My favorite causes are for girls in Nepal; nyo.org, feeding the homeless with our extra food; foodrunners.org in San Francisco and the National Osteoporosis Foundation. nof.org


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About Marybeth Bond

Marybeth Bond is the nation’s preeminent expert on women travel. She is the award-winning
author-editor of 11 books.

Marybeth has hiked, cycled, climbed, dived and kayaked her way through more than seventy countries around the world.

She was a featured guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Marybeth has appeared on CBS News, CNN, ABC, NBC, National Public Radio and National Geographic Weekend.


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