The dunes of Huacachina

Trip Start Sep 22, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Well its been a while since I have put any entrys on my blog. So I am going to try and catch you all up on the last couple of weeks.

Billie, Steve and I jumped on yet another overnight bus and made our way to the desert oasis of Huacachina. It is a tiny little village near the city of Ica. It is surrounded my massive sand dunes. I can say this is one of my fav´s, I know, I know, I say that about everywhere I go.

Feeling like a lego man in a sandcastle...
We got in a buggy with the most crazy Peruvian driver. The dunes were amazing, it was as if someone had sculpted them by hand. Being in that buggy was like a mahosive roller coaster without the safety precautions. It was wicked. You get to the very top of a scary sand dune and just as you peep over the top you go plummeting down. There were times that the buggy was completely airborne and my stomach was still at the very top of the dune. We also got to board down, on handmade planks of wood. One of the English lads Al, thought he would cruise down on his stomach, heading straight for the others. Poor thing crashed and did some serious damage.

A night out in Ica
Well the strange hostel man told us he would take us all out on the town. So Bils, Rach. Al, Steve and I met him down the road and caught a taxi past the club to his house. As you can imagine we were all just a little confused. Anyway he picks up his family wagon and the 6 of us spent the next couple of hours cruising around with his music pumping so loud that we couldn't hear each other. It was hilarious, he would even stop his car and put on his ´coolest´ cds before he would go through the main parts of town. We finally get out the front of an off license. We spend the next hour standing around drinking from plastic cups on the streets. We finally get into the club and get to boogie away to a combination of regatron and what sounded to me like ´wild 5´.

Making jewelry
We met the sweetest little couple who have been making jewelry and traveling on the money they make from it. Tara taught us how to make wrist bands. We spent the rest of the day laying in hammocks knotting away like crazy.
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