Travel Blogs from Ica, Peru

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Going from Huacachina to Cusco, Ica, Peru travel blog

Going from Huacachina to Cusco

A travel blog entry by anita.p

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We loved it in Ica enough to stay an extra night and slept at a hostel called Desert Nights. It's a good hostel with lovely views. Went out yesterday with some friends we made at the hostel to "huacafuckingchina" bar, it was a funny night. Looking forward ...

Southern Peru, Ica, Peru travel blog

Southern Peru

A travel blog entry by csu100

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Spent the past few days in several little towns in Southern Peru on my way from Lima to Arequipa. Ballestas Islands - The poor man´s Galapagos. Tons of wildlife, including penguins, sea lions, and lots of sea birds. Huacachina - A small town ...

Flat Tires!, Ica, Peru travel blog

Flat Tires!

A travel blog entry by jdswed

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... has his residency and plans on staying. They are going south for the three day holiday of All Saints, and will be staying in Ica. We ride together now three jockeying through traffic as if there was a fire. Jene commented to me at breakfast about how we ...

The dunes of Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

The dunes of Ica

A travel blog entry by saroadtrip2013

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At about km 310 we arrive at the city of Ica, an agricultural center.  A short distance from Ica on a side road is the famous desert oasis of Huacachina where hopefully we can have lunch, in the shade of the palm trees and amidst the huge surrounding ...

Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica

A travel blog entry by ashley.sloup

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Sand-boarding down the world's highest Sand-dune, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sand-boarding down the world's highest Sand-dune

A travel blog entry by angelontheroad

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For an area where it hardly rains at all during the year the costal area around Pisco / Ica is surprisingly green. A few miles inwards however fine golden sand pile up in massive sanddunes as far as the eye can see. We learn that the Cerro Blanco is the ...

Huacachina, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Huacachina

A travel blog entry by michelle_russ

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coming ...

Heading to the Coast, Ica, Peru travel blog

Heading to the Coast

A travel blog entry by juliemsw

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... the bus in San Clemente and were met by our guide, Pancho.  We then had to cross the highway to catch a public bus to reach Ica, our destination.  The public bus, as you can imagine, was nothing like the "tour bus" we had been on.  It was ...

Pisco - Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Pisco - Ica

A travel blog entry by conrad.bear

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... I came in.   S/5 later I was at the Flores bus stop on the side of the motorway. From the motorway the ticket to Ica is only S/4, compare to S/5 from the town. It was a quick trip just 1.5 hour to Ica.  Then a little walk to Calle Tacna to ...

Ica and  Huacachina, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica and Huacachina

A travel blog entry by rostehobro

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7am Oltursa bus from Lima to Ica. Luxury bus with reclining seats, fleecy blankets, sandwiches, coffee, free wi-fi. However, we weren't so keen on the back to back Hollywood rom coms played back to back and blasted out on the speakers throughout the ...

Pisco Tour, Ica, Peru travel blog

Pisco Tour

A travel blog entry by steffeff

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Peru is (rightly) proud of its Pisco, a tasty beverage made from distilled grapes. You can drink it straight or enjoy it in its popular form as the Pisco Sour cocktail. I have lost track of how many Pisco Sours we have sampled, and can´t wait to mix up ...

Sandboarding i Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sandboarding i Ica

A travel blog entry by mariogandreas

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... helt ubrukelig stopp men vi fikk hvertfall smake paa ca fem forskjellige Pisco produkter.  Hoeydepunktet kom naar vi naadde Ica. Her hadde vi en kjapp lunsj foer vi hoppet inn i et stort kjoeretoey som var spesiallaget for aa kunne leke ...

Ica and the south coast, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica and the south coast

A travel blog entry by wwatling

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... any mound is man-made by Chincha people. more information about La Centinela and the Chincha people at: http://www.naya.org.ar/peru/lacentinela.htm Box lunch on the bus- 11 am and continuing the drive; another 1.5 hours to Nazca planes in Ica. ...

Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica

A travel blog entry by tworedbikes

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... far more likely to engage in small-talk with us. We learned about how people feel and what they think compared to Argentina or Chile. Ica is quite big and frenetic. Also, like in India, is taken over by auto rickshaws, signs and advertising and a general ...

D'Ica a Nasca, Ica, Peru travel blog

D'Ica a Nasca

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

... . Payons la chambre et les boissons. Ils oublient de compter la premiere nuit de chane, donc environ 70-80 soles d'economises.. Allons a Ica ou nous mangeons et allons sur internet. Puis prenons le bus a 15h30 pour Nasca. Arrivee a 18h15, on va direct a ...

Day 2: Lima to Pisco, Ica, Peru travel blog

Day 2: Lima to Pisco

A travel blog entry by also

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Alan's blog: Day 2 was a travel day - a free morning in Lima and then a long bus ride to Pisco, the home of the Pisco Sour. Lima seems to go on for miles, lots of low buildings, not a lot of wealth. Our hotel, Refugio del Pirato, was outside of ...

Ica, Ica, Pérou travel blog

Ica

A travel blog entry by worldtourmpkz

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Comme prévu, nous sommes arrivés à Ica en début d'après-midi vendredi. Nous avons logé pour deux nuits dans une sorte d'auberge dont le propriétaire était unique! Une vraie pile électrique sur pattes! Toujours ...

Zwischen Wüste und Meer, Ica, Peru travel blog

Zwischen Wüste und Meer

A travel blog entry by verenas

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... , Ica sehr berühmt für seinen Wein ist. Die Führung war allerdings sehr kurz und der Wein furchtbar - ich habe in Peru bisher immer nur grauenvollen Wein getrunken obwohl es tatsächlich auch guten geben soll! Am späten Nachmittag sind wir dann in ...

Fun with Mercury, Ica, Peru travel blog

Fun with Mercury

A travel blog entry by globetreker

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Pisco and sand boarding, Ica, Peru travel blog

Pisco and sand boarding

A travel blog entry by tash_and_simon

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Huacachina is an oasis in the middle of a giant mass of sand which stretches for kilometres and kilometres through Peru's north.. With only one day to enjoy the dunes the hostel manager suggested we do the pisco tour (otherwise known as the 'shit face ...

Nasca-Linien, Ica, Peru travel blog

Nasca-Linien

A travel blog entry by cbieri

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... Am Nachmittag fuhren wir dann noch weiter nach Ica. Nasca - die Stadt - hat mir nicht besonders gefallen... aber auch Ica ist nichts wirklich schönes. Wüstenstädte ohne besonderen Charme. Today we arrived early in Nasca and went to the office ...

changing plans, Ica, Peru travel blog

changing plans

A travel blog entry by tworedbikes

... . We're already not going to make our flight out of Ecuador, because we've been so ill (and still are). It's a shame to be leaving Peru just when it's getting to be what we like: street food, chatty people, that semi-chaos you get in Asia. Not making the ...

28 hours on a bus, a puma and a landslide, Ica, Peru travel blog

28 hours on a bus, a puma and a landslide

A travel blog entry by ajm56

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... of the journey passes without further incident apart from another 2 hour delay in Ica due to a lady being ill, with some good films (courage cand a film about rachael mcadams ...

Normal Day in Leigh World, Ica, Peru travel blog

Normal Day in Leigh World

A travel blog entry by conrad.bear

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I headed out at about 9am, heading for the museum.  It's only 1km south I think I can walk that. That's what maps on phones are for.  I found the museum with no drama The entry was only S/7.50.  The museum had many of it signs/information ...

Pisco & Sandboarding, Ica, Peru travel blog

Pisco & Sandboarding

A travel blog entry by cbieri

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... luden kurz unsere Sachen ab und machten uns auf den Weg nach Huacachina. Das ist eine Oase, ca. 10 Minuten Autofahrt von Ica entfernt. Dort genossen wir zuerst die Oase, bevors mit einem Buggie durch die Dünen ging... das war lustig :-) dazwischen ...

Half day Oasis, Ica, Peru travel blog

Half day Oasis

A travel blog entry by tilazway

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... and we got to use the facilities of a hostel afterwards! Including swimming pool! We had already decided that we would catch a bus to Ica early in the morning and then catch a bus out later that evening, so the tickets were already bought, but I think ...

Desert Coast, Ica, Peru travel blog

Desert Coast

A travel blog entry by bdsearle

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... built around a lagoon. After all the desert I saw in Egypt I wasn’t expecting to be too moved by the desert of Peru, but here the dunes seem larger and steeper and you don’t need to head kilometres and kilometres away from civilisation to see ...

Little oasis of Haucachina, Ica, Peru travel blog

Little oasis of Haucachina

A travel blog entry by frewcandy

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Haucachina (pronounced with the H as a W) is about 5 mins from Ica and is a tiny little town nestled amongst huge sand dunes, with a lake at the center.  It really is an oasis in the desert. We spent the night catching up with Emma (Frew's ...

Apr 02, 2013, Ica, Peru travel blog

Apr 02, 2013

A travel blog entry by kryten

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Chapter Eight - Ica and a winery, Ica, Peru travel blog

Chapter Eight - Ica and a winery

A travel blog entry by mmbcross

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... and visit to a local winery in our programme, so at nine we were ready to leave the oasis. Like most cities in Peru, Ica has grown exponentially since we were there last. It has also suffered a couple of devastating earthquakes since then. Because of ...

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