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Published: January 19th 2010
“The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert of Peru. They have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 kilometres (50 mi) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 200 BCE and 700 CE. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks or orcas, llamas, and lizards.” - Wikipedia
After taking the night bus we arrived in Nazca well and truly tired! The bus driver seemed to think that he was driving a race car and was throwing the bus around the curves; it’s a miracle there was no crash!!! We arrived around 6 am, we then had a few hours to relax, we played ping pong and lazed about. At 11 am we were picked up and taken to the Nazca Airport. There we were split into groups and finally got on the plane, the planes are pretty small ( 7 seats) and the ride is really an adventure! The planes
drop, shake, wobble and on top of that to make sure everyone gets to see the lines properly the pilot tilts the plane horizontally to the left than the right! It’s pretty good for adrenaline rushes & and quite a few people got sick doing the flight! Thankfully no one on our ride got sick! The flight is 35 mins long, it’s a pretty cool experience and we got to see all the main Nasca Lines, my favorite was the spider.
The next day we set off in the morning, direction- Pisco. We stopped a few times along the way, for lunch we stopped at an “oasis”. The tiny little town where we stopped was really surreal, it was surrounded by beautiful massive sand dunes and then it had a little man made lake in the middle surrounded by palm trees and such. We had a nice lunch and I got to celebrate the end of my bug killing treatment with an ice-cream! We then made the remainder of the journey to Pisco. Pisco doesn’t really have much to offer it’s a very tacky tourist stop so we didn’t really do anything there. Next Stop…Lima!
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