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... of other birds. It was quite a spectacle. Our boat passed through an archway in the rock 'so that we can make a wish', and all too soon we were heading back to Paracas, and back on the bus to Huacachina. Sometimes you can see dolphins on the trip. We didn't see any, despite having our eyes peeled for them.
We checked out of our hostel and grabbed some lunch, before heading to Ica to get our bus to the next stop - Cusco!
... with the bus. It took around 10 minutes in a cab with a very small engine to catch up with the bus with a few risky manoeuvres from the driver. When we finally flagged the bus down the bus driver wasn't too happy however the passengers all found it funny when I went back on to collect my belongings! After the nightmare but funny start to the morning, we took a 5 minute ...
... s majestic setting. Having checked into a dingy hostel we signed up for a sunset roller coaster dune-buggy & sand boarding tour of the desert. Late afternoon we buckled ourselves into a sand buggy and then held on as our driver powered up the sand dunes before blindly plunging down the other side. We left our seats on a ...
... as last night as there was no way I was sleeping there sober with a blaring night club beside us.
At 4 we were in for a treat. Sand boarding and dune buggying through the dunes. It was brilliant. I was reminded of my love of roller coasters in the dune buggy as we unexpectedly flew down a 50 metre dune with an incline of 70 degrees at top speed. It was crazy.
The sand boarding was great too, Claire and I went down on our stomachs due to our lack ...
... to more rally driving round the dunes! As if on que at the top of a high dune our buggy 'broke down'. "No it really is broken" exclaimed our driver as he begins to fix the fan belt. All to convenient. We enjoyed the show though!
Rounding up our time in the desert oasis we drank goodbyes with our new crew, exchanged exciting stories and had a cheeky shower in one of the empty rooms. Warm and with a great ambiance ...