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Next up, a two day stopover in the desert oasis village of Huacachina for some extreme sand boarding and sand buggy's. The desert was massive and the views were very impressive, but in reality, we only came here for the boarding. Anyone traveling Peru has to stopover here and try this sport, it is so much fun!
As a side note, don't do shots of Pisco....Steve's head definitely didn't thank him the next day.
... chocolate ice cream with nuts, and are almost as good as the Manifico ice creams in Bolivia). We have decided to leave Huachchina today and head to Lima. The plan is to spend one night in Lima if we have to, but we don't have any accommodation booked and don't know if we will be able to get from Lima to the jungle because of the long independence weekend. The four of us took two taxis to The Flores bus terminal in Ica and ended up at two different terminals. It turns out we were ...
... of free ice cream - win! The ATM in this tiny town wasn't working so were all running out of money but managed to scrape together enough to book our tour to Islas Ballestas for the next day, leaving us looking at the street food vans for a cheap-as-possible dinner! We went for dinner with a group of Israelis from our hostel who thought it was Shona's birthday and bought her an ...
... thing that people come to Huacachina for is the sandboarding and dune buggy tours that every hostel in Huacachina offers, as well as a lot of places in Ica. We had previously signed up for a tour for that same afternoon we arrived and we were pretty excited! The dune buggys that are used are huge! They bigger ones fit 12 to 14 people. They do have smaller ones that fit around 5 to 8 as well, but I'll delve into that later.
So this first tour we did was on ...
Well I woke early at 6, But decided that I'd wait unit to 9 or 10 to catch the bus to Ica. It's only 2 hours and I don't want to arrive too much before mid day.
By the time I turn up at the bus station, near my hotel the next bus was at 13:45, which was great, except that it was only 9. The last morning bus from the town was 08:15.
Oh well. I grabbed a taxi and headed to the motorway, to pick up a bus passing through. Suddenly ...
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