Published: November 25th 2010November 23rd 2010
So Serenom sme sa den predtym dohodli na odchode okolo 10 a tak sme v dohodnuty cas nasadli aj s vecami do jeho dodavky a vyrazili. Cesta do Ici trvala nieco vyse hodinky a Seren od nas na konci nic nechcel, ale my sme mu nejake peniaze na benzin aj tak dali. Hostel sme nasli bez problemov a dokonca mal aj poriadne teplu vodu co sa nestava prilis casto. Hned sme vyrazili do Huacachiny, je to oaza blizko Ici a volakedy to byvalo vyhlasene miesto pre peruansku smotanku v 40tych rokoch. Voda z laguny ma vraj liecive ucinky, ale ako postupne vysychal jej pramen, vysychal aj priliv bohatych navstevnikov a slava oasy postupne upadala. Dnes je to vyhlasene miesto pre party chtivych turistov. Cela laguna je obklopena obrovskymi dunami a tak jedna z hlavnych atrakcii je surfovanie na piesku. Ani mi sme neodolali, prenajali si boardy, vyskriabali sa na najvacsiu dunu a spustili sa dole. Musime povedat, ze na to ze to bolo prvykrat nam to celkom isli, piesok bol prijemne teply a makky, takze sa krasne padalo. Jedinou neprijemnostou bolo ze piesok sa nam dostal uplne vsade - ponozky, batoh, penazenky .... Chvilu sme sa prechadzali po Ice a cele
mesto je stale viditelne poznamenane zemetrasenim, ktore tu mali pred par rokmi. Vecer sme sa vratili do naseho hostela a velmi radi vyuzili teplu sprchu a zbavili sa piesku. V izbe sme mali televizor a jediny kanal ktory na nom vysielal bola liga mistrov, takze sme mali taky futbalovy vecer.
Day before we agreed with Seren to leave around 10ish, so at that time we got into his van and set off. To get to Ica took a bit over an hour, in the end Seren didnt want any money from us, but we gave him some anyway. We found our hostel without any problems and it even had hot water which doesnt happen very often. We immediately left for Huacachina, which is an oasis near Ica and it used to be well know place for peruvian high class in the 40s. Water from the laguna was meant to have healing powers, but as a strenght of the source was getting weaker, rich visitors slowly stopped coming and fame of the laguna was slowly dissapearing. Today it is a popular and famous place for party goers. Entire laguna is surrounded by huge sand dunes and so another attraction
is sandboarding. We couldnt resist, so we rented the boards, climbed the biggest dune nearby and slided down. We have to say that we were quite good being the beginers, the sand was nicely warm and soft, so falls didnt hurt at all. Only unpleasant thing was sand getting everywhere - socks, rucksack, wallets ... We also spend some time in Ica and entire town is still visibly damaged by earthquake from few years ago. In the evening we return to our hostel, very happily used our shower and got rid off all the sand. There was a TV in our room with just one channel available - champions league, so we had a football themed evening.
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