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... takes us through more relentless desert. Elisa told us that technicians from NASA use this area to test Mars probe vehicles because it is like the surface of Mars.
At lunchtime we stopped at an oasis complete with palm trees and a small lake and surrounded by all sand dunes. It just looked like a scene from Lawrence of Arabia. Unfortunately we did not have time to do it but you could hire special vehicles to drive up and down the dunes.
Another couple of hours ...
I have accompanied Maarten to the Cusco airport. It was an emotional goodbye. Since we were students we have not been together for so long. And the past four months have really been a trip of a lifetime. This is never coming back. He is planning to join me again for the journey through Mongolia, but that seems far away. First there is the Darian Gap to cross, Central America, Mexico and the US, the Alaskan winter, Bering Straight and Syberia to conquer. Let's be optimistic. We will ...
Archie and I spent the afternoon around Arequipa because we had time to kill before our bus. We walked around for a while trying to find some decent food before we settled for a place that served nice sandwiches, good enough! Afterwards we went to a Creperia where we obviously ate crepes which killed some time yet again before the bus. Once we finished up there we jumped into a cab and went to the Terrapuerta (land port). I was sitting in the cab watching Archie have ...
... and restoring the site. Nevertheless, he did show us some of the original walls. He also mentioned that the archeologists suspect that there are about thirty other temples in the area. He tried to explain that the temple did not face to the east as they normally do but towards the Nasca lines. Nonetheless, when asked he said the temple was built before the Lines, I then questioned why it faced that way. He could not come up with an answer. Guess I played 'Stump ...
... is fine, crazy is the norm in these theories but it's worth noting that one of the geoglyphs is a spaceman waving hello) but what's more interesting is that they remain today. They're surface details in an otherwise arid desert (the town of Nazca, nearby, only gets 4mm of rain a year). A theory on how they were built, since you can't see them from the ground, is that a rope was stretched and red pebbles removed to create a contrast. We're ...