Published: July 2nd 2012June 30th 2012
LAST BLOG EVER!!!
Holy moly i am flying home in an hour or two!
So have had a pretty frantic last few days. We finished the trek and only had three days to do the nazca lines, sand board in Huacachina and get smushed in Lima..... we managed it (mostly).
So We got an overnight bus to nazca and splurged to have cama seats and get a proper sleep as we wouldnt be getting much after it! WE arrived in nazca at about 9 am and immediately set off for the airport and got on a flight instantly. Em told us that the nazca lines (kinda like crop circles) were made hundres of years ago and no one knows why or how. So naturally i asked the taxi driver and he said; they were made just before 10 BC by people who believed in aliens with huge ploughs in order to make the aliens feel welcome. So ems theory was out the window. They were very impressive though and were in rocks and stuff so better than crop circles. We saw a hummingbird, a monkey, a condor, a human, a parrot (apparently) and a few more. The plane was only a 5 seater and made me feel mega ill when we were circling! WE survived it and enjoyed it though :)
The bus to Ica (then Huacachina) was pretty bad, was sat in the sun by the window and couldnt open the window so burned up!! WE checked in to desert nights and booked a sandboarding tour for shortly afterwards. The tour involved a really really fun buggy ride over the dunes, skidding and doing the drops, and getting a lift to the top and boarding down then getting a lift up another one. Me and george were the only ones boarding, everyone else just sledged down. The sand was so good to board on coz it was so fine and i was loving life carving and doing some jumps. Although there was a rather large girl who wimped out of doing it....... George was starting to get the hang of it then did a huge bum drop! haha. We then had dinner (i had a little of milkshake :/) and played some more yanis (cards).
The bus to Lima wasnt too bad, even though it was 6 hours instead of 3..... WE got to Loki hostel and checked in, ate and then started drinking in the bar for our last night out! The bar maid was useless! Seriously so bad, i asked if it was happy hour and she just prodded the menu where it said happy 9.30 till 11, i didnt know the time so i was just like errr is it then, and she just prodded it again! so assumed it wasnt. Then i ordered em a vodka redbull and she just looked at me and just said ¿QUE?, then after some explaining she just gave me a glass of red bull and a shot of vodka..... then near the end of the night took georges beer out of his hand and mouth and said finished?? We were like no he was mid drink! Then even later she said she came to lima for 2 days then stayed for 2 weeks coz its so fucking crazy!!! so i just said youre fucking crazy! haha that made her pipe down......
The night turned out to be pretty bad...... we tried to go to a club called Gotica and get free entry that we were promised by ricardo (if we ask for Hans), so we were asking around for Hans, couldnt find him so just started shouting Hans, then found out we were at Aura and Gotica was next door.... except we got to Gotica to late to go in. Em went home and me and george went and threw away 100 soles in the casino and went to buy some empanadas and stilton and eat them in the park. GREAT NIGHT! haha
The next day we went for lunch at blue weed then met ems friends angie and anna from uni for some drinks and food. Em got a mega sour drink that she almost screamed on her first gulp. And we shared too many stories with angie and anna on our last night of travels.... unlucks! We then had filet medalliona at Tony romas. WE got back to the hostel and george had to leave :( nooooooo was an emotional goodbye and wont see him for over a week! WEnt to bed and then Em left and am now by myself :(
Feels like the end, well it is the end..... so went for a quick last minute pressie shop and now just waiting around on my lonesome for when i have to leave for the hostel! Flying with KLM which should be nice :)
So just wanna say thanks (cringe) to everyone that has read my blog as it has kept me writing it and now i will have stuff to remember my travels :) yay!
Have really missed everyone at home but have loved all/some of the people we have met out here!
Favourite places in South am were Boliva and Argentina, coz of the amazing views, the activities and the lash in bolivia, and the extreme activities, the food and the lash in Argentina!
Best night out: Cordoba for honestys birthday and the Champ final
Best Tour: The inca trek
Best Activity: Puenting with Em, Honesty and Simon
Funniest moment: Georges foetal bungy jump
Best site: Golden Gate bridge
Best view: Grand Canyon
Best Quote: He said i have to Cambio it.......
Scariest Moment: The mines panic/miner joke
Worst injury: Falling down the escaltor in Vegas
Worst moment: Puking in the middle of rock climbing
Best three meals: Steak Medallions in BA, Asado in Salta and Meat fondue in Potosi
Best drink: Cookie dough milkshake in San Fran
Favourite People: Billy and Babita from the trek, Dan and Sarah from Hollywood, Honesty D.A.R.K.E.S, the argentina travel girls, both aussie Simons and many more!
anyways cant wait to see you all at home, and hit my bed, eat some nandos, play some sports and play xbox!
Lots and lots of love