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Islas Ballestas (birds, pengiuns and seals!)  
   

Islas Ballestas (birds, pengiuns and seals!)

The islands are about 15miles from the coast and are uninhabited... except from the MILLIONS of boobies, penguins, vultures and seals. Apparently the 'guano' (bird sh*t) is up to 10ft deep in places. ;)
Pisco, Ica y Huacacina

March 5th 2006
We left Lima on Wednesday 1st March and travelled 200km south, down the Panamericana to Pisco. Travelling on a public bus for the first time was interesting; not only was the bus station in one of the poorest parts of Lima, one of the 'friendly' bus company employees tried to rip us off by telling us it cost an additional 20 soles (4 quid) each to put our luggage on the bus (having paid only 19 so ... read more
South America » Peru » Ica » Pisco

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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