Huacachina, Peru

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Huacachina

From Trujillo we caught yet another overnight bus, you´ve got to love them, to Lima where we jumped straight on another to Ica where we caught a taxi to the little desert oasis town of Huacachina. Basically it´s a little village with a lagoon in the middle of some huge sand dunes, pretty cool. Once here we just relaxed for the rest of the day as we were pretty knackered from the travelling.

The next day we headed in to Ica and had a look round town and then took a tour of the local winery and of course some tasting afterwards. We then headed back to our hostel where we had sorted out a dune buggy trip and some sand boarding. The dune buggying was pretty cool, dropping down some huge sand dunes, the sand boarding was alittle disapointing as the boards weren´t the best but we gave it a crack and managed to get sand everywhere!

We headed back to the hostel and showered up and shared the bottle of wine we´d purchaced earlier and went and had a feed before going to the hopstel bar. We started playing Jenga and the bar lady joined us and suggested who ever lost had to do a shot of Pisco, the local spirit amazingly similar to battery acid, it seems that Jengas not my specialty so I ended up taking most of the shots. But a good night anyway.

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Huacachina
Huacachina
Hamish and the dune buggy
Hamish and the dune buggy
Huacachina
photo by: yadilitta