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KERRY - So after an "interesting" evening spent nursing Andrei we left the dunes of Huacachina at about 7am and headed on the bus to Nazca. Many hangovers had to be nursed! On the way we stopped at a look out point where you could see some of the Nazca lines, but a better view would be had from the plane.
This was our first night of camping in tents, but luckily we were in the grounds of a hotel so had access to the facilities of showers and toilets really close to us. After a demonstration of how to put up the tent by Mateo and Steve-o we then relaxed around the pool while we waited to do our flight over the Nazca lines.
We had heard horror stories about the flight, with regards to air-sickness so i prepared myself by taking a pill before getting on. The plane was a 6 seater light aircraft. Andrei and i sat in the back while Trent and Isabel sat infront of us. As the plane took off it all seemed fine. It was pretty hot in the cabin, but i could cope with that.... or so i thought. As we looked below us we could see lots and lots of lines and impressions on the ground. This was not what i had imagined as i thought the terrain would be smooth apart from the lines themselves. The pilot began to point out the lines we should be looking at, but i was finding it hard to decifer them. Then the pilot began to bank the plane to the left and right for us to see the lines. This was when i understood how people could be sick, as i began to feel extremely nausious. Andrei didn´t look to hot either! We both managed to hold it in, but were really releaved to land and be back on dry land after about 30 mins!!
In the afternoon we took a little trip into town and visited a local pottery house and met Toby who handmade Inca replicas, and then went to a gold refinery to see how the gold was extracted from the local earth.
The rest of the afternoon was spend relaxing while the cooking team prepared our first dinner of spag bol which was very nice.