Nazca Travel Blog› entry 15 of 35 › view all entries
We arrived in Nazca via the ´chicken bus´ (in contrast to the express bus) from Ica. The bus stopped about 20 million times along the way and let off let on people. However the most serious time was when the police stopped us, Andrew and i sat silently as the police inspected a lots of peoples identification. Thankfully after about 5mins we were on our way with no problems. I guess they must have been looking for someone.
We were in Nazca pretty much just to visit the lines, which are famous around the world. They are lines supposably built by the nazcans by shifting the darker rocks on the surface to expose the lighter underneath soil. The weird thing is though that you can only see the patterns from the air.
We expected the whole experience to be a bit of a night mare trying to get a decent deal for the flight and not get completely scammed in the process. However we met a couple of south african guys (SAFA´s) when we first got to town who had 1) already done a great deal on the hotel and ii) had already worked out the best price for the lines and been up there that afternoon. So we organised ourselves for the lines and checked in and just expected the hard stuff to happen at the airport.
All in all Nazca treated us pretty well. Onto Arequipa now.