“In Taimyr I was surprised by the hospitality and friendliness of local residents most of all as well as the richness of northern culture. This is an absolutely unique experience!
In Dudinka I was invited to the indigenous people’s tent called choom, treated with local delicacies, introduced to everyday life. It was interesting to see tambourines, clothes, products of local crafts, deer. I believe that you need to maximize your uniqueness. On Easter Island we do the same – through the development of tourism, because it promotes interest in the cultural heritage and thereby the social-economic development of the island.
Rapa Nui (the Polynesian name for the island) and Taimyr are similar, as both territories are isolated from the main civilization. Despite the fact that they are located in different parts of the earth, both territories want the same – to preserve their identity. And our collaboration can be incredibly productive.
As an expert in tourism development, I am very interested in how you work, how you communicate, have fun, and raise your children in such a cold. For you, this is the norm, but for us it is a mystery. Such incomprehensibility attracts people from all over the world as the thirst for discovery is exciting.
By the way, I’m the first person on Rapa Nui who visited Taimyr. I think we could organize the first ever meeting between the representatives of Rapa Nui and Taimyr, at which we could discuss similar difficulties, find solutions to protect the culture of indigenous peoples, share the experience of the territories developing through a responsible and sustainable approach to tourism.
Perhaps we can have it on Easter Island”.
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