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Oasis of Huacachina

Sand-dunes and dead things!

July 16th 2007
Spent yesterday in Ica visiting a couple of churches and a rather interesting museum full of dead people, trepanned skulls and (rather disturbingly) a preserved sawn-off hand in a jar. Not quite sure why any of them were in there but interesting none the less. Caught a taxi to nearby Huacachina (for a very reasonable amount - very glad we're out of Lima now) and checked into 'The House of San ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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