Giant sand dunes and art deco lake
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Well the bus took a little longer than bloody 14hours, we was on the bus from Cuzco over 17hours!! but i did manage to sleep fine on it tho, liz looked terrible, she didnt travel well at all, the bus was over heated and like i had said before about long bus travel, its annoying now, and one of those things we have grown to hate.
Huacachina is like a giant sand dune sproated out of the desert, with giant palm trees and small streets, its like the town is wrapped around the lake, which legend states, was caused by a mirror of a inka princess!! The lake isnt as big as it sounds, in fact i would call it a pond. It looks like ones i used to go fishing on when i was little, and so makes me feel a bit errie, as it does look very english pond looking? Around the lake are hotels and hostels and places to go eat, we went to a italian which was good, it also does internet at 3soles a hour, but Hotmail and MSM was down so we decided against. On the lake you can rent little boats and peddlos, there were some ppl sunbathing on the beach, as it was a very hot day. We havent been this boiling since Panama city.
You can tell that this resort once was the swinging thing in the 1940´s as the art deco light features around the lake scream art deco, and so do the old faded houses that surround the lake. Most are now cheap hostels, our hostel Hostel Rocha is only 3quid each, and thats with a private bathroom, its comfortable enough, and clean. Out the back is a bar and BBQ area, we dont know how long to stay yet, as we have only 2weeks left. Tomorrow we are going Sand Surfing, and that too was cheap, including transport and the boards and lessons, all for a fiver!! i think most the hotels and hostels offer some sort of sand dune adventure thing.
Well we are off to find a nice bar for some beers, the heat has gotten to us, its so hot, and we both need a ice cold beer after travelling for so long on a hot stuffy bus.