Huacachina (part 1)
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Huacachina is a tiny oasis village near Ica. It is a little paradise built up around a natural laguna in the middle of the desert and surrounded by enormous sand dunes. Checked into the Huacachinero Inn which although slightly expensive was a class apart from anything previous and is clearly a holiday destination in itself. Dave and I decided that this was the place to kill a few of our contingency days making it a holiday within a holiday. I spent a couple of hours in a cafe at the laguna marvelling at the tranquility and scenery of the place. Met 2 girls (Safia and Emily) from London and are travelling a similar route to us, who asked us out to dinner !!
The local town of Ica is famed for its wine and pisco making. Dave and I booked a tour to go around 3 local "botegas" and sample the produce.
Back at the ranch, Dave quickly retreated to bed leaving me to catch the last of the sun and splash around in the cool pool.
The following day, plans for the dune buggies and sand boarding quickly got revised as Dave hardly made it off the loo. It left me with a day of leisure and took full advantage by getting some sun on my torso pool side to try and offset my increasing t-shirt tan. Managed a few hours before I decided I´d had enough. Climbed the sand dune behind our hostel (takes 25 minutes to climb up it but a great 2 minute run back down) for some great views over Huacachina.
Starting to realise that Christmas in Cusco is going to be mental as everyone I speak to will be there. I´ll have to be very conservative with my pisco baileys shots.