It has become a bit of a Kontiki weekend for me. Before this weekend I didn’t know very much about Kontiki that is a raft that where built by a the Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdal. He and 5 other guys sailed the raft from Peru to Polynesia in their hand build raft in 101 day and proved that it was possible for people that travel between these two places even several hundred years ago.
But now I know a lot more about it and are very fascinated by both Kontiki and Thor Heyerdal. I visited the museum yesterday and today I saw the documentary they recorded while they did their journey. The documentary won also an Oscar in 1951 for best documentary.
Must say that it was a very interesting documentary and really liked it, even if it’s over 65 years old.
The museum was great and I can really recommend it.
Here’s some pictures from the visit at the museum.