Sandboarding and nazca lines

Trip Start Jan 03, 2009
Trip End Feb 01, 2009

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

hello everyone!!...

it is now day three of this month short adventure and it has so far been a blast!! i love love love huachachina!!

so yesterday lisa and i signed up for some dunebuggying and sandboarding... which was an absolute riot!... there were three buggies, each carrying an approximate number of seven people that departed to the sand dunes from our hotel. the drivers of these buggies definitely know what pedal to the metal means!...

these dune buggies were absolute monters and going up and down these dunes at such speed was absolutely enthralling!!... it was a super scary roller coaster ride. you never knew how steep the other side of the dune was until you reached the top!!... was a heart stopper!!...

sandboarding was another experience in itself. my first run down the first dune... i attempted it as i would snowboarding... only to find out early on that the quality of the board, the heaviness of the board and the sand made it not so hot of a run. the second run down the next dunes i did what all the others did the first run and went down head first, stomach on my board and hands on the straps - holding on to dear life!... and the scream i let out... oy!!... letīs just say my nickname after all was said and done was "the screamer" ehehahaa.

at the end of this eye popping hair raising adventure, we were all left with sand in every orifice, nook and crannies of our bodies and some others with cuts and bruises - but i am sure if you ask anyone they would tell you it was for sure worth every penny!!!... the cherry on top was sitting on top of the dunes and watching the sun set into the desert - absolutely stunning!

this morning the two of us woke up literally at the ass crack of dawn to catch the bus to the desert of nazca for a day trip. the desert of nazca is famous for the nazca lines. the nazca lines are an absolute engima... one of the worldīs greatest mysteries. the nazca lines are basically these giant figures - as many as a hundred, ranging from monkeys to hummingbirds that lie in the nazca desert. there is absolutely no proof of who built them of why. a popular theory why these might have been created: is by the anciet nazca civilization for desert rituals.... like summoning for water. some other theories include it being made for a spaceship landing pad or giant astronomical calenders. the only way to fully see these lines and to appreciate itīs enormous size is to fly over them in these teeny tiny six seater planes. 

so let me tell you - the plane ride was absolutely nauseating!! i am not usually the one to get nauseous or sick on plane rides and really didn't anticipate much problems to arise... but dangit i was so wrong!!... those one hundred and eighty degree turns do not serve me right!... so all i can say is thankgoodness i reached for the vomit bag in time!... the sight was absolutely amazing but seriously!!... the end to the flight couldnīt have come sooner for me!!

so tomorrow, lisa and i will be departing to the city of pisco. i will be so so sad to leave huacachina!!

to my family and friends: i miss you guys so much already!!... and to helen and steve: i canīt wait till the two of you arrive!!!... i also miss my hairspray, body butter and not using things like conditioner and lotion so sparringly very very much...

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chanmc on

You poor thing -- puking is not glam! As for life's little luxuries like body butter, think of all the mossies that will stay away because of it (unless they like your blood -- eeks!)

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