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South America » Peru » Ica » Nazca » Nazca Lines November 4th 2018

This is our last tour in Peru and so will be my last blog. All good times come to an end. And so our trip to Peru! But I was waiting for this icing on the cake – Nazca lines! And boy, was I excited! You see, I never got out of my childhood dream of imagining aliens. I loved ET. And I loved to believe that Nazca lines were actually created by the aliens. And I knew I was not thinking rationally…there are many credible theories about who created those lines all over the Nazca Mountains. It didn’t matter to me. I felt it thrilling to imagine that aliens came from the outer space, landed from the spacecraft, created those lines and disappeared. Why? Because I am crazy! So, how could I say Good Bye ... read more
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South America » Peru » Ica » Nazca » Nazca Lines June 12th 2018

The Nazca Lines (10/06/2018-11/06/2018) What: 300 different figures depicting animals, plants, human beings, lines, and geometric shapes etched into the arid desert; most made from 1 single, continuous line. Where: Located in Southern Peruvian desert, between the towns of Nazca and Palpa. When: Carved 500 B.C. - A.D. 500 Why: Who the hell knows! How: Not a scooby. The Nazca Lines in Peru, one of the World’s great mysteries! Who made them? Why did they make them? What purpose did they serve? In the late 1930’s and early 1940’s when commercial air travel was taking off (excuse the pun), we were able to see our World through a totally different perspective. Pilots flying over Peru’s desert started reporting peculiar images and markings etched into the vast and arid land below. Since then, many people all over ... read more
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South America » Peru » Ica » Nazca » Nazca Lines May 31st 2016

Woke up 7 feeling much better. I went downstairs and had a light breakfast and got my bags sorted. At 9 we met in lobby to go to Nazca lines. I think all but 4 choose to do it. We were put in a van and driven to the airport with instructions on meeting a lady when we got there. We checked in, weighed in and were divided into groups. My group Went first. It was a really small plane. Even smaller than the African one. It only held 6 passengers and 2 pilots. The Pilot took photos of us outside the plane then we piled in and off we went. Such a small plane I was even told to close and lock the door myself. At the first Nazca line right away I could tell ... read more

South America » Peru » Ica » Nazca » Nazca Lines December 20th 2015

Today I saw the Nazca lines. Over 10 years ago after watching an episode of ancient aliens I knew I had to see these lines. Quite an auspicious beginning I know, as I completely understand that there are other things to see in Peru! The one thing that caught my attention and I knew I had to see these lines and I'm glad I did. It was a lot of work to get there. The lines are in the middle of nowhere, over 20 hours on a bus which seems easy but really when you're moving it about 80 kilometers an hour which is nothing in American miles. You do start to question yourself for 30 minute flight over the Nazca lines. Created by the Nazca people these lines are most likely a means to communicate ... read more
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South America » Peru » Ica » Nazca » Nazca Lines June 30th 2015

Bienvenidos a Peru! Beautiful country full of history, culture, traditions, great food and the best PISCO (if there is something left after Ernesto) ;) !!! After relaxing time in the capital Lima, we continuied our adventures to the south of Peru and the first stop was Nazca. Nazca - very small town and by itself does not bring much interest, what makes this place unique is a mystery drawings of some figures and animals in the middle of the dessert. The name comes from culture that inhabited this lands from 100 BC to 800 AD - Nazca culture. No one really knows what was the purpose for them to make this drawings. We found this culture to be very advanced - this figures can be seen only from the plane which simply did not exist at ... read more
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South America » Peru » Ica » Nazca » Nazca Lines June 11th 2015

Hey Bloggers and interested people, We woke up in our own room (with own shower room-luxury) in Nazca. We decided not to eat any breakfast as warned not to before the flight over the Nazca lines can be a little nauseating. The included pick-up for the flight arrived at 9am, which took us a few miles away to the prop-plane airport. Apparently as it was cloudy this morning our flight was delayed for 1h30, so it allowed us enough time to watch the Nazca Lines documentary video twice. It was a little annoying because we were told not to eat before the flight, so as soon as we could do the flight meant we could eat-and we were starving! The flight was incredible. 30 minutes flying over the different patterns and animals, with live commentary from ... read more
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South America » Peru » Ica » Nazca » Nazca Lines August 16th 2014

We had a short one night stop in Nazca as I wanted to see the Nazca lines for myself and see what all the fuss is about. We arrived early in the morning on an overnight bus from Cusco and were met at the bus station by someone from the hostel. Once we had checked in we organised a car trip for the afternoon to see the Nazca lines and the less famous Palpa lines. We decided against the US$100 flight as we had heard from several people that it wasn't worth it and you may spend much of the flight trying to keep hold of your breakfast as the little plane banks from side to side to enable everyone onboard to see the lines on the ground. The third and fourth World Cup playoff began ... read more
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South America » Peru » Ica » Nazca » Nazca Lines July 3rd 2014

h2 style="border: 0px; -webkit-transform: translate3d(0px, 0px, 0px); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 4px; padding: 16px 0px 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: bold;"die scharrbilder von nazca. lange haben wir hin und her überlegt, ob es sich wirklich auszahlt, in eine der teuren, wenn gleich teilweise unsicheren, cessnas zu steigen. die riesigen zeichnungen im sand sind tausendmal abfotografiert und die rundflüge sind als übelkeitserregend verschrien. unser budget ist aber noch so gut beisammen, dass wir das “risiko” einer teuren enttäuschung fast eingehen mussten. nachdem wir schon einmal da sind… immerhin buchen wir bei der bestbewerteten airline. überhaupt ist die letzte maschine vor acht jahren abgestürzt! und wenn man sich ansieht, wie oft diese rayban-bewaffneten piloten ihre kleinen propeller-flugzeuge täglich um die wüstenlandschaft kreisen lassen, dann schei... read more
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South America » Peru » Ica » Nazca » Nazca Lines July 25th 2013

The bus from Lima to Nasca was 8 hours through barren rocky desert punctuated by the occasional oasis. Nasca is a fairly small dusty town on the edge of the Pampa Colorada. Most people come here to visit the Nasca Lines, a series of straight lines and geometric shapes (geogliphs) and animal and plant drawings (biomorphs). They are spread over a 500 sq km area and are so large yet shallow that they can only be seen from the air. They remained undiscovered until commercial pilots in the 30s reported seeing them. Maria Reiche a German mathematician spent most of her professional life studying them and theorized that they were made by the Paracas and Nasca people between 900bc and 600ad, using mathmatics and ropes to map out the designs, then moving the surface rocks away ... read more
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South America » Peru » Ica » Nazca » Nazca Lines April 28th 2013

28-29th April ’13 Nazca We sadly left Casa de Avila and shared a taxi with a lovely English mother and daughter combo, they were from Hastings (yes Mum I did say Oh I went there on holiday when I was tiny!) and mum was on a 6 month trip of a lifetime in south America while her daughter was on a year abroad as part of her uni degree and studying in Buenos Aires. It was quite funny when their jaws dropped open when we said how long we had been travelling! It was great to meet them, even though not for long and it was big hugs when their bus turned up first and off they went. Our bus eventually turned up and on we got for our 10 hour economico journey to Nazca. Each ... read more
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