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Sky & I arrived to Nazca last night, after a long bus drive... We left Lima around 3:30pm and were at the hostel around 10:30pm. We were tired and just wanted to have something to drink and sleep.

Our adventure started on Friday morning. We weren't 100% sure about what to do in Nazca. The only thing we knew for sure is that we wanted to fly over the Nazca lines. I have been reading about them since I was in school, but never overflew them. So, this time was the right time to do it. We booked that in the hostel and at 9:30am we went to the airport. Before departing we had to watch a video. It was about the origin of the Nazca lines.

at the Main Square - it was a hot day!!!!
  After 45min it was time to go, yeah!

The plane was small. We were just 5 people + the pilot. Sky & me were sit at the back. The duration of the flight was about 40min. The pilot was describing what we were looking. It was amazing watching this lines and how they "survived" since so long time ago... We could see the different lines: the astronaut, the monkey, the dog, the whale, etc. Wow! I was so glad, I didn't take breakfast that day, otherwise I could have been really sick. I think Sky made a very good video.

After that we went back to the hostel and checked out. Before leaving Nazca there were a couple of things else to do: Visit the Mummys and the Aqueducts. Before going we had lunch at the Main Square and then it was time to go...

First Stop: Necropolis of Chauchilla.

going into the eye
It was about 40min from Nazca in a Taxi. The Necropolis were in the middle of the desert. All we can see was just sand. Finally we arrived to the Necropolis. At first sight there were just a couple of small houses, but when we came closer we could see the mummies inside. It was incredible how well preserved they were. Their clothes, their hair, even the bones and skulls looked so good. Actually they were really white, almost as if they have been bleached! I have already seen a couple of these mummies in Lima, but in a museum and behind a glass. It was completely different seeing them in the right place! So cool!

Originally, we were supposed to go back to the city, but the taxi driver recommended us to visit the Aqueduct of Cantalloc and so we did. This aqueducts have been made before the Inca Times and the local farmers still use them to water their lands. You can't see them, because they are under the surface of the ground, but in order to check them, the Nazca people built a sort of "eyes", which are deep. They used them to check the water level and also as breathing holes for the water. It was amazing just taking a look inside. We also tried a bit of that water. It was clean and fresh. Just what we needed. The day was too hot!!!!!

Well, that was Nazca and we were ready to keep on moving. We went back to the city, took our bags and went to the bus station to take the next bus to Ica. 

 

 

yadilitta says:
mira que me estas tentando, eh? luego te atienes a las consecuencias, jajaja
ahora si hablando en serio, yo estuve pensando en ir recientemente e incluso averigue como ir y toda la historia... asi que ya sabes a quien recurrir por tips, jajaja. Cuando se acerque la fecha podriamos afinar detalles. En todo caso yo te daria el alcance en Bolivia
Posted on: Feb 25, 2009
ratu says:
Vamos? ja ja ja
Posted on: Feb 25, 2009
yadilitta says:
ouch! Poor your wife....
Posted on: Feb 25, 2009
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the Mummy
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