Nazca and Huaraz


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May 9th 2007
Published: May 9th 2007
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The Monkey
After another overnight bus ride we arrived in Nazca and Nick decided to do the flight over the Nazca lines again to try and get some better photos. They turned out not too bad but the best view was from the plane.
There isn´t an awful lot else to do in Nazca, so after a brief stop we made our way to the capital Lima. We stayed in the seaside suburb of Miraflores which seems quite upmarket and out of keeping with the rest of Peru with Starbuck´s and McDonald´s etc. We didnt spend long in Lima either as we were keen to fit in one last trek before Ecuador.
Next stop was Huaraz which is the trekking and mountaineering capital of Peru. We did the Santa Cruz trek in the beautiful Cordillera Blanca. The weather was good for about 70% of the time so we got some spectacular views of the mountains. This is meant to be one of the most popular treks in Peru but we didnt meet that many people and we had 2 of the campsites to ourselves. The highest point on the walk was 4800m but we were well acclimatised having travelled through Bolivia and
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the rest of Peru. Otherwise it´s a pretty straightforward trek.
We could have stayed in Huaraz longer and done more trekking but our time was running out, so instead we had a few long days of travelling to get to Ecuador.


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Sunset at Nazca
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Paragliding Off cliffs at Miraflores
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Santa Cruz Trek
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Nice Place to Camp! Day1 Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz trek
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Nice Place to Camp! Day2 Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz trek
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Curious Cow, Santa Cruz trek
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Santa Cruz Trek


31st May 2007

Bonza
Nice shots. Very jealous now I'm back in cold, wet Blighty.

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