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South America » Peru » Ica » Ica June 3rd 2009

27/05/09 Today we are having a more leisurely day as we wait for our bus to paracas at 2:00. Got onto the internet and started of learn some Spanish so as to have a better understanding of what is going on around me. I would highly recommend learning some Spanish before you come here, it will make your trip enjoyable and you are less likely to be ripped off. Went to the bus which was delayed by 45 min which is not too bad as they made up the time anyway. On the bus we met a Peruvian man who was very helpful and turned out of be the owner of the hostel where the bus stopped called Zarcilo paradise Stay here they had the first hot showers I had in a week, even better ... read more
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South America » Peru » Ica » Ica March 9th 2009

Finally I got Lima... tomorrow I'll go to Ica I planned to visit Huacachina then the Nazca's Lines I'm taking my camera so I hope I get good pictures of there... and just a couple of nights I realized there is a Festival there, La Vendimia... so this will be really fun!... read more

South America » Peru » Ica » Ica December 4th 2008

On leaving Huacachina with our english speaking companion we went on our wine-museum tour of Ica. The museum had many "alien like" skulls and nasca line pictures according to the guide and the many following american tourists ew. Next was the wine tasting at the pisco manufacturing place where there was a group of school children on excursion to the winery. Also at the second place we found some kind of private museum with the ugliest stuffed sloth that one is ever likley to see. After being eaten by mosquitoes we had some kind of chain fast food and boarded the bus to Arequipa.... read more

South America » Peru » Ica » Ica November 14th 2008

South America » Peru » Ica » Ica November 14th 2008

South America » Peru » Ica » Ica September 8th 2008

Peru: Part I - Buses, Bodegas and Boarding - by George If Family Fortunes asked 100 people to name a tourist attraction in South America you'd be in the money if you guessed Machu Picchu. With our increasingly relaxed attitude to planning, we'd allocated 2 weeks to Peru and the only fixed thing on the To-Do-List was a hike to the former Inca city. We'd left Loja on a night bus for Piura in the north of Peru. With border formalities, including a stamp in my travel diary, completed at 3:30am we were in to the World's 20th largest country and set for our next adventure. On arrival in Piura we donned our 'sacks, dodged the waiting touts and performed the now standard "1,500m search for a hotel in the Sun"; something we have still yet ... read more
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South America » Peru » Ica » Ica September 1st 2008

Leaving Lima on our southbound bys we pass through the ghetto onto the the Pan American highway which follows the entire coast N - S and that´s alot of road. Southbound it´s a never ending stretch of coastal desert, and the scale is extraordinary. Our destination, Ica, is about 250km, or 5hrs on the bus. But the seats are well comfy, Angelina is being Lara Croft on the TV so the boys on the bus are happy happy. On route we pass through Pisco, famous for the bodegas producing wine and it´s namesake grape brandy which we ´sampled´the night before. This is where the earthquake happened this time last year...7.9 on the richter scale. The devastation is plain with hardly any building untouched. Many of the 60k population are living in charity provided tents, it´s a ... read more

South America » Peru » Ica » Ica August 13th 2008

I've again fallen behind in my blogging. And I may not come through on my promise for pics just yet. Seems like no matter how much time I think I have, I have half that. On Wed we checked out of the hotel in the morning and took off for the Pueblo Jovenes, or slums. The area is a picturesque camera shot from the paved park in Lima, but actually consists of dirt roads, +/- running water and electricity. We started at the office of one of the local NGOs and learned about their efforts at improving the quality of life in the pueblos jovenes. Within the last 20yrs they have brought paved roads, running water, and electricity to many of the nearby pueblos, but many still exist without any of those services. Even with running ... read more

South America » Peru » Ica » Ica June 26th 2008

After returning from the Nazca lines the three of us decided to go sandsurfing in the nearby dunes. The sand dunes in this area are considered the largest in the world. This was the most fun EVER! Sandboarding standing up proved a bit too tough for me so I opted for the laying down kind. I ate SO MUCH DIRT! And there was sand in every where possible, but WHAT A DAY! I can not even imagine where else we could have done this. We also drove through some ancient burial areas -- they are everywhere out here. There were remains from the Nazca period (500-700A.D.) including bones, cloth and even HAIR! All preserved by the conditions of the desert. I will be sleeping on an overnight bus tonight as I head back to Lima. My ... read more
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