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BUS JOURNEY AND 1ST NIGHT
The journey was pretty short which was good as I felt rough as hell from last nights escapades. We arrived in Ica and were both exhausted but we went for a walk anyway. It is a crazy place. The small town is literally surrounded by enormous sand hills and desert. We climbed to the top of one which was extremely difficult, basically every step you slide back half a step. At the top the view was stunning and Ill upload some brilliant photos later when Im not on a computer which is not so slow!
After some chow we headed back to our Hostal and just read, listened to music and then hit the sack.
We woke up and booked sandboarding and a sand buggy ride. It was roasting(as you might expect from a desert) so we chilled beside the Hostal pool just reading and relaxing.
The Buggy ride was fantastic! Although I will warn all guys that the harness loops over a very sensitive part of our anatomy so be prepared for some pain when you go over little jumps and hills. I might not be able to have kids anymore, haha. Oh well, looks like a life of travelling for me then!
Anyway the buggy goes over some almost vertical slopes and it is pretty scary not being able to see the sand until you are facing downwards.
Sandboarding was also very cool and I found it surprisingly easy, although judging from other efforts and painful looking falls this was not the norm.
You can get going really fast and this resulted in me falling once and now my ass is actually killing me! One cheek is proper red. So Im kinda limping about and hating to sit down but it was well worth it and I would highly recommend it.