Nazca Stopover with a little niteclubbing.
Oct 01, 2007
May 07, 2008
Headed to internet cafe and met Mary from Hauachina again so the four of us hung out for the rest of the day
. Nazca has the famous Nazca lines that you can fly over in a bi-plane for about 42 dollars which we didnt bother doing. We were told not to bother staying over night as its not a great town. Not true. We found it pleasantly peaceful and the locals very friendly and glad we stayed. The square is a buzz with local activity and chilling out in the sun looking at the huge mountains behind was deffo a kodak moment. Later in the hostel we met an Americano beure, Kirsten, and the five of us headed out for dinner. She headed home then and we went pub crawling. I copped on I left my camera in the restaurant so a quick change in the telephone box and Senor Super Congelo flew down and fair play they had kept it by for me. After a couple of Capriani´s with extra extra limes we found a club and Mary in her best espanol talked the bouncers down into letting us in for free as we were tourists! Kinda scabby as its only 1.50euro in anyway but was funny. The club was mental like Ruby`s in Prosperous only darker and all ages were there. The lads buy cases of beer and bring it down to the tables. The music is all reggaton and after the giant tequila´s we had, it all started to sound like the same song! Was great fun and they kinda laughed at the shock on our faces when they told us it closed at 5am maybe later depending on the crowd!
An unrestful nights sleep and up early to check out I copped on I had been bitten all over the place. I reckon bed bugs as no mozi´s in Huachina or Nazca so I got them from one of the hostels. Fab breakfast in this cute restaurant and kinda tearful skype phone home and we were off to the bus stop to catch the bus to Arequipa. The Tres Amigos have now become the Famous Five - we met Connie from Germany and her boyfriend Paul from London on the bus and it made the 8 hour journey to Arequipa fly in.
Myself, Cons & Eduardo as we call him now got a taxi to bus station and realised we could only get tickets to Nazca with a one night stop over before heading to Arequipa. We originally planned to skip Nazca and head straight to Arequipa but the buses book up fast. Another Cruz del Sur luxury coach to Nazca for 2.5hrs and we arrived in Nazca. Oh my harrasment god! It was like a cattle market and we were the cows about to be bought. Every local there was screaming at us to come to their hostel or their restaurant it was a bit scary and intimidating. The bus arrivals section was tiny so we had to stand in the middle of it watching rucksacks on back, sleeping bags, daypacks etc. Ed figured go with the chattiest one and her hostel was called "Friends house". Sounds appealing and we were getting driven straight there so we went with her. Yeh. The hostel was, how do you say smelly in spainish?! It was slightly adequate and we figured one night for 15 soles why not.