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Travel Blogs from Ica
... to Huaccachina we decided to venture onto the sand dunes. In preparation of our expedition the following day we hired some sandboards to practice on. After about an hour struggle, with only 1 run on the boards in between, we made it to the top of the dune just in time watch sunset which was a magnificent sight and made the effort worth while. Depressingly it only took 5 min to get down on the boards but we did all manage to stand up! A really great day and feel we got a good taste of ...
... get our boards and boots fitted. There were 2 types of boards available. A standard old-skool wooden board you could lie on, or for those who had snowboarded before, a proper, modern snowboard. As I had never snowboarded before, I decided to get a snowboard and boots in the hope that Lauren could give me a crash course on the drive up.
The dune buggy was definitely the highlight of this trip. The drivers ...
... t experienced since riding the Big Dipper roller coaster back in high school. The drivers are very well schooled in how to give us passengers a complete lesson in the unexpected while driving the Dune Buggies. The sand boarding hills have the steepest trajectory they can find. The only way to slow down is with your feet. Really fun day topped off with a great BBQ and camping under the stars somewhere amongst the sand dunes.
... and zooming across the flats, before arriving back in the tiny town.
We had spotted something pretty enticing on the menu of the Desert Nights place earlier and gave in to temptation. A warm chocolate brownie with mint and vanilla icecream, plus a snickers sundae loaded with different icecream balls, big dollops of dulce de leche sauce and chunks of snickers chocolate bar. O boy. I think it was possibly the best brownie I have ...
... a half bus it was really expensive. Garry went out in search of another bus terminal but shortly came back saying it was five blocks away. Since we already knew this was a bad area we decided to pay the price for safety and went with Cruz del Sur and we had an hour to wait until the next bus.
So that was our much needed mini-break to a real life oasis! I honestly thought they only existed in cartoons. We had a brilliant time but it was time to head to the Pacific!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking