Huacachina September 14th 2008 We woke up around 7:30 to the sounds of the building shaking, car alarms going off, and dogs barking. Even in our sleep-deprived minds we knew we were in the middle of an earthquake.
'Now what am I supposed to do?' I thought to myself. 'Do I play dead, or do I make myself taller?' Somehow I remembered the “Zona Secura In Caso De Sismos” signs I'd seen all over town under columns and unde ... read more
South America » Peru » Ica » Huacachina 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