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Travel Blogs from Nasca
... ancient tradition. I purchased a small piece of pottery, hoping it will make the trip home and take up residence with mementos of other travels.
The Nazca Lines were next on the agenda. I was tucked into a cozy six seater plane with a goal of flying over ancient lines carved into the landscape by the Nazca people. There are various theories as to how and why these lines were designed. My favorite is that ...
... at the primitive establishment. We thought surely this facility was a historical site, but really it was in operation today. It made people pause to think about if they should partake in the creations of this establishment, as quality control was surely not in effect. Yet, we seem to be a daring group, so many did.
Nestling into the bus yet again, we now had a two hour drive to our first glimpse of Nazca lines. I still need ...
... kilometres in 212 hours! Although sad we can't finish this trip in Ecuador with our friends, it's time to go home. There will always be places in this world we will want to see. I think we have done South America justice. We have five more days left, to explore two capital cities and prepare ourself physically and mentally for the trip
South America has a lot more history than I'd realised and it's a place that knowing the language would really go along way, ...
... the 2 other not to bother coming until 8.20 – hadn’t been
honest about this to prevent me jumping on another plane – don’t go with the
sneaky toe-rags Aeropalcazu!
A 22yo from the hostel was with me on the trip – was happy
to weigh only 2kg heavier than her – 72kg is the lightest I’ve been for a
The late departure may have worked in our favour as could
have lower altitude & no interference ...
The Nasca Lines are still a great mystery. Although the lines were first seen by the Spanish explorer Pedro Cieza de Leon in 1553, no further investigation took place until 1927 when a Peruvian archeologist hiking in the foothills re-discovered them some 70 years ago. Although the lines and geoglyphs can be seen from the surrounding mountains, it was only with the advent of air ...