La Choza Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ica
... was just too strong for a Sunday afternoon, and burnt my throat! Usually it is mixed to make a Pisco Sour cocktails, or simpley mixed with cola or ginger ale, a lot easier to drink!
Now, it was time for the main activity of Huacachina - sandboarding and dune buggying! We were picked up by the monster of a dune buggy, which seated about 18 people. Complete with a roaring engine and huge tyres. We only had a 30 second drive to get to the dunes, and ...
... had a Peruvian hairless dog. It was very stinky but cute, with tufts of hair on his head and tail; much more butch than Chinese crested - similar to a Labrador in size.
After lunch, we took a Mad Max style dune buggy ride, which was a little like a roller coaster. As wee got to the top of each dune you were wondering what was over the other side - just more dunes to be seen for miles. ...
... of us our first food poisoning experience of the trip (we found this out about 2 days later). We spent the day walking the streets and tried some queso halado (cheese ice cream). Really good! Our bus left at 9:30pm for the 12 hour drive to Huacachina and we both thought we wouldn't get any sleep at all. Luckily we were wrong. With seats that reclined almost flat, pillows, and blankets it was a lot more comfortable than most flights and we both slept ...
... brick but even these are mostly one room. *************cile with the way we live in Australia.
Eventually the bus arrives in Ica...a place with nothing we could see to recommend it...unless of course you like dust, and having a tiny shop in your home, that sells identical goods to every other home in Ica.
The bus stopped at some dodgy hotel and told us we had to get off.we were the only ones to get off and we were pretty sure this was not where we were ...
... after I was asked if I speak Spanish that this is not going to be a fun tour but I was pleasantly surprised. The ride out to the first winery called Tacama (http://www.tacama.com/english/portada. htm ) took us back through the city of Ica which gave me flashbacks of being in India as there were more moto-taxi’s (tuk tuk’s) then cars, and no one seemed to be following any road rules; a bit of scary ride through town I must say. Heading out ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet