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Feb 11, 2018 - Easy like Sunday Morning

For the first time in a long time we do not have a program for anything. So lie in today well at least til 8 o'clock, then breakfast and lying by the pool and playing along the beach. I have put some photos that did not make original entry from plane flight to Mexican evening and sunset. So enjoy. We move on later back to Lima for tonight and then onto Eucador, leaving Peru behind, leaving only footsteps in the sand but taking some many wonderful tear jerking moments and experiences that we will treasure for a life time, from Titicaca to...

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Feb 10, 2018 - Paracas and the island of somewhere

We had found out last night that the boat trip was from the end of the hotels pier and we had to be there for 8am. They also told us that there was coffee and croissants available at the pier and we would be back in time for breakfast so a lay in until 7. On arrival we found good coffee and croissants so we got ready to go. In truth we had forgotten that this is Peru so things don’t always happen at the time they mentioned. A chap had arrived in a very complicated wheelchair and they we were looking at how to manhandle him and the...

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Feb 10, 2018 - Friday 9th Lima to Paracus and the Nasca Lines

I woke early at 4am as I needed to catch up on the blog, I have so many days, so many photographs from the Jungle to load today, but decided to catch up with my wonderous script catching each and ever moment. We boarded the shared transport today and we had 2 extra guests, Chinese Americans in with us. Very Unusual. So off we headed and for the next two hours we bumped and popped the horn, until we got to a service station 1/2 way. We jumped off, brought some biscuits had a wee and returned. What happened next shall be known as "The Chinese...

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Feb 10, 2018 - Saturday 10th February finally caught up on my Blog!

Had a lazy start today as we were heading out to the national park on a remote island outpost called Ballestas island via the hotel speedboat. It was a beautiful increasingly hot morning at the hotel, but s we speed our way out to the islands, the sea mist lay thick ahead of us. We sped out to a small Penisular were a giant cactus known as the chandelier had be created. This sign post is on the direct flight line to the Nasca lines and is thought to have been the signpost for the aliens to take them to the centre of their activities. We...

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Feb 9, 2018 - Paracas and the Nazca Lines

Today we left Lima to journey down to Paracs and see the Nazca lines. Another early morning start at 5:30 to pack and get ready with our coach leaving at 7. The coach had two passengers already, both American/Chinese who seemed pleasant enough. The idea was to get out of Lima before the rush hour traffic started. The day was foggy from the sea mist and traffic slow. Everyone was trying to get to their destination and I am glad that I was not driving as it was chaos. How there are not more accidents I do not know. I was cringing at every set...

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Dec 3, 2017 - Pisco, Peru

Another private tour to attractions south of Pisco. We actually never saw the city. The Ballestas Islands are a group of small islands near the town of Paracas located within the Paracas District of the Pisco Province in the Ica Region on the south coast of Peru. Composed largely of rock formations, these islands are an important sanctuary for marine fauna like the guanay guano bird, the blue-footed booby and the tendril. Other notable species include the Humboldt penguins and two varieties of seals (fur seals and sea lions), among other...

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Mar 24, 2017 - Paracas

On arrive vers 17h ä Paracas ou Aline avait deja reserve notre hotel. On le trouve facilement depuis le terminal de bus. On a une chambre pour les 5.. tout chou avec vue sur le port..Apres une douche et un petit repos on part souper du bon poisson vu qu'on est au bord de la plage. On ne fait pas tard au grand desepoir de Nago qui etait motive a faire la noce. Surout qu'on est tombé pendant le week end de la fete des vendanges de Paracas. En plus la premiere edition :) du coup notre nuit n'est pas tres tranquille avec de la musique jusqua 3h...

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Maudi en voyage

Dec 17, 2016 - Pisco Region but village of El Chaco

I'm trying to resurrect this section of the trip now that we are in BA (Buenos Aires) with wifi. Unfortunately Terry's camera chip is refusing to import to my ipad so no pictures are available for the El Chaco section. It was a bit of a surprise to see the village since we thought the ship was taking everyone in to Pisco - that was the stop advertised. But the little shuttle you paid for only took us to a close by village - small in size and the casualty of several earthquakes given the tumbled down buildings that have not been rebuilt....

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Jun 12, 2014 - Pisco to Nazca, Peru

Thursday 12th June 2014 Pisco to Nazca, Peru After breakfast in the hotel, we set off in the truck heading further south. After about an hour, we did shopping for food for the next few days at a supermarket in a large town. We then drove through sandy desert country away from the coast until we reached an oasis surrounded by sand hills where everyone else in the group went on a dune buggy expedition into the hills followed by sand boarding. We decided that we would walk instead to the top of one of the dunes that overlooked the oasis. This...

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Jun 11, 2014 - Lima to Pisco, Peru

Wednesday 11th June 2014 Lima to Pisco, Peru Set off from Lima today with 7 more people - 6 ladies and 1 man - who are almost all going through to Rio. One is getting off in La Paz. Today was an early start - 6:00am - and we drove south along the coast arriving in Paracas at about 10:30am, where we boarded a speedboat to visit the Ballestas Islands, sometimes known as the "poor man's Galapagos". The boat was quite 'flash' with leather seats and newish lifejackets. There were a number of people already on the boat and we had to fit into the...

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Mar 1, 2014 - Nazca Lines

We woke at 6:30 to get ready for the day, we'll it was actually 5:30 I read my watch incorrectly! Today we went up in a 4 passenger plane with a couple from Norway to view the Nazca lines. We saw 12 of the 17 identified. Some were easier to see. But to think these were made in the dirt/rocky soil thousands of years ago and are still visible is amazing. We also could see some other diagrams not on the map. The pilot was very good about flying so both sides of the plane could see and telling you exactly where to look. There was no wind so it...

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The 7th Continent

Feb 28, 2014 - It Never Rains in Peru

4:30am our driver, Jose, arrived to take us on the 3 hour drive to Paracas(means sandstorm). An interesting drive...desert, desert and more desert! We do drove through some small towns, with the same rush hour traffic as in Lima. There were small 3 wheeled motorized vehicles used for taxis. They are called tuktuks. Some owners took the liberty to really decorate them! We passed many desert areas that had grass huts. One four sided small hut. No water or electricity around. These shanty towns form when individuals put them on public property...

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The 7th Continent

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