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Oct 16, 2018 - Nasca

Met today's guide at 9am and straight out to the airport. This was whole the reason for our trip to Peru, Kelvin has been waiting 30 years to see this.  There was no mucking around we were straight up to the desk with our passports and checking our bags and then on to the plane, a 12 seater. I think we were late.  We had a briefing and got all seated on the plane then the engine was turned off and we were told we would have to get off the plane again because there were too many planes in there air and that we have to wait for maybe 1 hour....

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Moore's do Peru 2018

Oct 15, 2018 - To Nasca

Up early and taken to the bus station by the Tucan rep. We checked in our bags and then onto the bus. We had been told our seats were on the bottom of the double decker buse and I thought we would miss the view but it seems first class was on the bottom, stuff the view lol. Comfy reclining seats with pillow and blanket. Leaving the city were a lot of factories and interesting to see the change of homes. After the city there was pretty much nothing for a very long time. From the other side of the bus we could see the Pacific  ocean...

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Moore's do Peru 2018

Aug 19, 2018 - Nazca

This morning we leave Huacachina in a shuttle to take us to Nazca as we have booked a flight to see the Nazca lines. The shuttle takes us 2 and 3/4 hours to reach the airfield. Our suitcases have been left with the PeruHop bus and they will pick us up in Nazca at 7pm this evening with our suitcases on board. The scenery is unamazing until we pass through a one lane rock tunnel and then down a windy road to come across and amazing green belt of crops and vegetation between two rivers. At the airfield we are weighed and allocated our flights....

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Apr 25, 2018 - April 25, 2018 – Nazca, Peru

April 25, 2018 – Nazca, Peru We didn’t start until 9 this morning. The 1st thing on the agenda was a flight over the Nazca Lines. They populate the planes by weight so everyone had to get on a scale. There were 10 of us. I was split from our group which flew on 2 different planes. I had to go with a group of people that I did not know. I wasn’t thrilled about that since the rest of the group had to wait on me since my plane took off 10 minutes after the others. The lines were fun to see from the air although I was on the wrong side of the...

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Apr 24, 2018 - April 24, 2018 – Paracas to Nazca, Peru

April 24, 2018 – Paracas to Nazca, Peru After breakfast this morning, we walked a short distance through the town of Paracas to the dock where we boarded a 32 passenger boat which was an oversized speed boat for the trip to the Ballestas Islands. There were just the 10 of us on it so we were able to move around from side to side for the best views. We were barely away from the dock when we saw dolphins. There were several including a mother and her baby. The Ballestas Islands are a half dozen or so rocks jutting up from the ocean bottom....

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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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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

Aug 26, 2013 - The great Peru adventure begins!!

A few technical problems have delayed my blogging...but better late than never! Is it possible to fall in love with a country the minute your plane hits the ground? If so, it has happened- I guess because my expectations weren't that high or maybe I was just focusing on the hike and didn't put much thought into "Peru". We started in Lima, 10,000,000 people most of them seem to be in cars - speeding, honking (oh the endless honking!) vying for position, biggest to smallest take priority with pedestrians being nothing more than target...

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Apr 22, 2013 - Paracas to Nazca

Early morning start, 6.30am! Watched the sunrise from our balcony overlooking the sea. We met at 8am for our trip to the Ballestas Islands. Amazing! I have never seen so many birds in my life! Such a vast amount of species in one place from Pelicans to Penguins. We also got so close to sea lions! A perfect start to the day. We then got a private minibus to Ica to visit and winery. After a short tour to show how they make both their sweet wine as famous pisco, we have a tasting. Pisco sour is great, an equivalent to limoncello. And then...

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South America 2013

Jan 7, 2013 - Lines and Dunes

After a couple of days in Lima following surf camp, we put Katie on a plane back to college and the four of us boarded a bus and headed south to the town of Nazca. Katie did a project on the Nazca lines when she was in 6th grade and ever since that time, my curiosity has been piqued. The Nazca lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs-basically pictographs in the ground made from rock- that are found in the desert south of Lima and cover an area more than 450 km2. They were believed to have been constructed over a period of 800 years from 500...

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Jan 5, 2013 - Lady finger, dipped in moonlight....

Writing "What for?" across the morning sky Sunlight splatters dawn with answers Darkness shrugs and bids the day goodbye.... My time in Bolivia was too short (I'll be back) but it was time for me to make my way back across the border into Peru. It was a long day of travel, a bus to Puno, and then another bus to Arequipa, all in all about 12 hours of buses. Thank god for Cruz Del Sur - a first class bus company that runs on most routes around Peru. The first class cabin has huge seats that recline almost all the way back, they serve meals...

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Oct 30, 2012 - Monkeys, dogs and spiders in the desert

We took off from Nazca airport in a four seater plane with Mike andVivienne to view the Nazca lines, drawn in the desert 1500 years ago. They are not sure why they were drawn, but the result is a wonderful collection of drawings of animals and objects that can only be appreciated from the air. Our pilot was skilled at tipping the plane at just the right angle for the designs to be seen below the wing. A whale, a monkey, dog and the famous hummingbird that features on our rally badge. After a coffee at he hotel we set off into town to fill...

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La Gira Andina 2012

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