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Aug 18, 2018 - Huacachina

Up early as we have a boat trip out to the Ballestas Islands. We meet our guide in the centre of Paracas and walk down to the wharf where there is a twin powered motorboat that holds 40 people waiting for us. We all board and head out first to The Paracas Candelabra which is a prehistoric geoglyph found on the hillside in the Paracas Peninsula at Pisco Bay. It is estimated to date back to 200 BC, although many believe it is much older. With a large, branchlike appearance, the purpose and meaning of the Candelabra remain unknown. There has...

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Mar 13, 2013 - My last day in Peru

Hi everyone Today is my last day in Peru. I'm so sad... Well at least I get to see you guys again! My last city is Ica. It's a desert so it is the hottest city I visited! It is 93°out! For breakfast I had Dried corn humitas! To be honest, I didn't really like them. After breakfast I went to Regional Museum of Ica. There were a lot of wooden carvings! In Ica there are a lot of natural dangers like earthquakes! Luckily I was not in one! I am so sad to leave. See you tomorrow! Wait... Maybe see you tomorrow!

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Mar 7, 2013 - Ica (day 2)

Hello! I'm in Ica, the oasis of the desert. Ica is very dry. I feel like I'm going to melt because it is also hot. I'm also sweating. Did you know that the conquest of Peru is one of the more important events of Peruvian history and, as well, one of the most outstanding events of the New World History. This city was conquered by Spanish conquistadors in 1533 and didn't obtain independence until 1821. Watch out because there are lots of natural dangers like earthquakes, tidal waves, floods, landslides and smooth volcanic activity. Here are...

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My 2 Months in Peru

Mar 7, 2013 - flight 119 to Ica

Today I landed in Ica. The city of Ica is the capital of the Ica Region. It borders the Pacific Ocean on the west. Today was 81 and partly cloudy. Great weather for sightseeing. I visited Paracas. It is a small town great for tourists. Feeling hungry I stopped off at a little restaurant. I noticed all the grape vines and winery's around. It is so beautiful here. I decided to order traditional food from the area. I ate dishes made from pallares, or lima beans.I also had some delicious desserts like frijol colado (strained black beans mixed...

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flight 119 to peru

Jun 2, 2012 - Sand

One thing Peru has lots of is sand and to make the most of it a visit to Haucachina - the oasis of America' was just what we wanted. A small town right in the middle of a mass if sand dunes -a surprisingly pretty place with a small lake in the middle and lots of trees but cross the road and there is a huge sand dune. We hopped I to dune buggies with our sleeping bags and not much else and headed out on a wild ride into the sand. It was great fun the drivers obviously enjoy their work and ours was keen to take us up and down the biggest...

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Nov 12, 2011 - Ica

PERUVIAN WINE We packed up and went to Ica, which is Peru´s premier wine center with vineyards dating back to the 16th century. We visited a local vineyard that makes the famous Peruvian drink called Pisco. This is distilled wine (clear grape brandy) and is the main drink in Peru. Peruvians do not drink wine. At the end of the tour we got a chance to try varios kinds of Pisco.

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Sep 27, 2011 - No Mas Pisco!

Heather and I spent more time in Huacachina than we expected and were given far more pisco than desired. As soon as we arrived on Saturday, we made friends with a tour guide who planned out our next three days. The first night was a winery tour. It ended up being a party bus to a winery where we sampled two kinds of pisco and three wines. Turns out pisco is quite strong and Peru has nothing but sweet wines.... by the pitcher. Yes, that´s right. After sampling all the drinks, pitchers of pisco and wine were put on our tables in the adjoining...

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Aug 14, 2010 - Nazca, Peru

We went to of the world's greatest archaeological mysteries, the Nazca lines today, they are patterns and pictures etched in the ground, crisscrossing a wide area of flat desert. Some of the lines are a crazy 10 km  ling and and perfectly straight. The outlines of birds, insects and animals are only recognizable from the air. Nobody knows why the lines were drawn, but current beliefs suggest that they may be part of complex agricultural calendar. We did the light aircraft flight over the top and most ofthe etchings were quite faint and...

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Bec's Adventure 2010

Aug 13, 2010 - Ica, Peru

We left Pisca this morning and drive through the arid desert to a cute little winery and tried all types of Pisco Sour, seriously strong but tasty! They have all the old grinding gear from over 150 years ago which was pretty cool and they use it at festival time when the locals make their own. We went for lunch in a little oasis town and then went for a brilliant dune buggy ride! At the top of an enormous dune we all jumped on sandboards and went hammering down to the bottom,aargh!!!! So much fun :) we did it on our tummies, it is crazy...

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Bec's Adventure 2010

Jul 29, 2009 - Peru: Huacachina

Huacachina is 5kms from Ica and is an oasis with a lagoon surrounded by sand dunes. It´s a massive backpacker party town for people coming to sandboard in the nearby dunes, made more crazy by the occurance of a Peruvian national holiday while we were there and according to locals, the biggest drinking days of the year. Most hostels were packed but we managed to find a room in the main hostel there which had a pool and disco with nightly all you can drink bbqs. Yep, it was messy and we ran into some other travellers we had met a few months...

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Apr 9, 2009 - Ica

Because Pisco sufered an earthquake that destroyed most of the town in 2007 we stayed in Ica. It was more of a rest stop on the way to Nazca. Sunset was nice over the whaf and the next day we did a boat cruise (speed boats) to Ballestas Islands. Here we saw Seals (very cool), pegiuns, pelicans and other birds including the peruvian boobies, which i think is as close as i am going to get to a blue footed boobie - until i go back to ecuador one day and do galapogos. The cruise was cool and as i held my hand out in the wind and water on the...

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Mar 29, 2009 - Day 13, 14 and 15 - The Ups and Downs of Ica

Day 13 - Friday, March 27, 2009 Friday, we spent the morning at the orphanage playing with the babies. One boy, about 5 or 6 joined us, named Diego. He was all over the place, laughing at god only knows what, biking around and annoying the babies. I wanted to call him Diablo... But really, he's just a hyper kid who wants to play and is not given enough attention. He's alright. Then we went back home, packed, exchanged some money and shopped for some essentials for our trip to Ica. We bought a bit of water, some cookies and granola bars for...

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