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Blonde On reflection I think Huacachina could be the smallest place we've visited; a peaceful solitary lake and a few palm trees surrounded by sand dunes and perma-sun. Sounds idyllic doesn't it?! Forgot to mention all the coked up newborns running wild. Yes, we may be cynical and old before our time but there really is not much to do in Huacachina but sand board and party. As you may have read ...
... out and decided that we would go on another dune buggy tour for our last day!
After a lazy morning, we set out to find a different dune buggy tour. We ended up at the main tour place where they actually park the majority of the dune buggys. There, we started to ask some of the guys there about tours, and Erich who couldnt help himself, asked if there was any way that he could drive the dune buggy around for a little bit. To our surprise, we managed ...
Out the back there is a scale model of the Nacza Lines.
Then I thought I head to Bodega Vista Alegre, 3km NE. I headed back the way I'd come, then east till the market. A security guy tapped me on the shoulder and told me to wear me backpack on the front. Well it was a busy market.
Then over the bridge to a dusty suburb, no street signs, but I found my way to Vista Alegre. It was only 11:30 but it was closed. ...
... of the group went down on their bellies. Adam being of sturdier (now bruised) stuff had a go at properly boarding down as I went down on my belly after falling over before even going off the edge. He did pretty well and I got some good videos but they don't do him justice. Particularly as I missed his one and only perfect board (sorry!). In my defence he filmed several strangers thinking they were me coming down the last gigantic dune! We came back with pockets filled with sand ...
A short stint in Ica, we stayed in a placed called Huacachina which is basically an oasis in the desert. There is a lake and surrounding the small town are miles and miles of sand dunes. We visited the Islas Ballestas the next morning which are in Paracas. It was a full on wildlife haven, we saw sea lions, Peruvian boobies (sea birds) Cormorants, Pelicans and of course the ...
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