Hotel Villa Jazmin
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Ica- May 14, 2013
After leaving the beautiful city of Nazca I went to the city of Ica. I stayed at an hotel called Hotel Villa Jazmin. My first stop in Ica is Huacachina Lagoon. It's an oasis, one the back of the 50 sol note, and is known as 'Oasis of America'. Many locals reside in the small oasis. While I staying there, I meet a family, who …
... Afterwards we were taken into a very touristy bar area to taste some of their pisco.
The third visit was to Tres Generaciones, a bigger operation which supplied piscos for the export market. Whilst their production process was similar, they had to abide by stricter controls to satisfy Food Safety regulations in the countries they exported to. We were invited to a tasting after the tour and ...
... we headed for our last activity booked via Banana Adventure - vineyard tours.
We went to two tours and each consisted of a walk around the grounds before a tasting session. It was really interesting to learn about the history of the vineyards, the variety of wines and traditional Peruvian pisco and the many different components in the creation of both.
Once the tours were over and we had stumbled back to the hostel, it was time to catch the bus to Cusco. ...
... Paracas, where the desert meets the sea. The tour really started to pick up here. We visited the Ballestas islands, also known as the Peruvian Galapagos. We saw albatross, penguins, loads of sea birds and even more sea lions. It was just like being at the zoo! The problem with all these animals cohabiting a few rocks in the middle of the sea is that when nature calls there is only a limited space to do your business. This results in a very unique smell, ...
... of miners in this area.
They blocked the main roads on our way. As a result we stayed one extra day in Huacachina.
Then we had to cancel our flight above the Nazca Sand Lines. Finally we succeeded to get to
a view tower in Nazca to watch just a few pictures. They look really impressive if you take into
account they were made 2400 years ago, and since then were not destroyed by wind and rain.