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We got a five hour bus on our first nice bus in Peru to the town of Ica. From here we caught a taxi to an even smaller town called Huacachina which is based around a man made oasis. Surrounding the oasis are huge sand dunes which are the biggest on South America. We dumped our bags at the hostel as soon as we got there and set out to book a sand boarding and buggy tour which leaves at 4pm everyday(it can't go any earlier as the sand is too hot). We ...
... much worse turbulence on commercial airlines. We had magnificent views of the lines and the shapes such as the monkey, parrot and the condor. For me it was worth the extra $80 and early start.
We had some time to spare before being picked up so after lunch we went on a tour of Chauchilla which contained tombs of ancient Nazca people with mummies still very well preserved. The site was prone to grave robbers who would collect ancient artifacts and mummies ...
... excavated for public showing, displaying mummies in varying conditions. Some still showing small areas of skin. Hilda said that when first uncovered they were almost intact, but being exposed to the elements their condition has deteriorated. Back to hostel to pack and in to town for dinner (sea bass with prawn sauce) yum! At about 10pm boarded Overnight bus to ...
... before (too excited!) and two short delays in the morning due to fog over the lines, I was taken to the airport and after a short wait, I boarded the plane about 9am (early flights are better for visibility). With my knees by my ears (it was a very small plane), we took off and within a couple of minutes we were already over the lines.
I got to see;
Owlman (a shaman)
... Feeling rough still we went looking for our guide, who was no where to be found. So we were sweating bullets and in desperate need of some panadol and hungry jacks with no way home. We waited nearly an hour before s taxi came through. We pounced and got in before the cab driver could ask us where to go. We got to the buses and caught the next available one back. Finally home, we packed our things for our last night in Peru. Time to move up to ...