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Sep 12, 2012 - Nazca to Puerto Inca

Today was another very, very long day.  Perhaps it would have been better to fly this leg of the trip.  We drove many miles through a landscape that one of our group called "Mars" ... and we all agreed.  What surprises me about this country is how absolutely desolate it can be.  For miles and miles (hour upon hour) there is nothing green, no sign of life, no animals, few birds and not a plant to be seen.   The start of our day is to pick up Carlos, our local guide who speaks very good English.  One of the first things he explains that in...

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Jun 11, 2008 - Lines, mummies and Glenn´s sick belly

Today was a day we were looking forward to, if not just a little apprehensive about our flight. It was an early start to the day as we were to be at the Nazca Airport for our flight over the Nazca Lines. There were 5 of us plus our happy-go-lucky pilot in the small Cessna and it was definitely not a flight for people with weak stomachs. Every time we went over one of the geoglyphs, the pilot put the right wing down to point at the picture then quickly turned the plane around (each time it felt like we dropped a few feet), so he could then...

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Feb 14, 2008 - Nazca to Puerto Inca

Happy Valentine's Day...and what a way to start the day than by going to visit...a cemetery...the Cemetery of Chauchilla, some 30 kilometres away from Nazca where mummies, bones and skulls that are 1,500 years old are on display, some preserved by the dry air and winds in an amazing state!(with skin and hair). The ancient cemetery was uncovered in 1996 and Peru's archaeologists have set up a museum and the burial sites in order for them to be viewed by the traveling public...now that some of the sites are open to the elements, the bones are...

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Apr 28, 2005 - Peru - Puerto Inca

We stayed two nights camping on the beach near the remains of an old Inca fishing village just down from Chala. It is great to be back at sea level, breathing again and to have the roar of the crashing waves. Fab camp fire and chilled beers...did I really stay up all night!!!!

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