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Jun 21, 2006 - Pisco - Poor Person's Gallapagos

21/6 Went for walk round town trying to find something different for breakfast. Failed though so Lenkie had fruit salad and Stevie had Americano, as usual. Back and pack. Taxi driver charges 2 soles for 10 metres to bus terminal. Catch the bus at 11am where we watch World cup on a moving bus. At Pisco surrounded by tour operators and hostel pimps. Lenkie screams - but we still go with one. The pimp lies through his teeth. We leave the horrible hotel only to find that they followed us. We quickly flag a rickshaw, dive in and get away from...

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Tripping 2005/06

Feb 8, 2006 - Non-stop to Lima 2

Early start of a long day, as we head out by bus then boat to the islands, past a Nasca-style feature on the coast called the Candelabra. It's over 100m high, but no-one knows when or why it was made (it's thought to represent a cactus used by local shamen). Then it's birds, birds and more birds, with a few sealions chucked in for variety. Impressive by the sheer numbers, but not worth more than an hour of my life. We're back in Pisco by lunchtime and on a bus to Lima. Cue suspect Chicken roll on the bus, and another week of bloody stomach...

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Aug 13, 2005 - Lima-Pisco

Megerkezett Gyuri, nagyon izgalmas volt újra találkozni, de minden simán ment: nem kerültük el egymást, a csomagja is megjött, es rogton mentunk tovabb Piscoba. Innen masnap reggel egy motorcsonakturara mentunk, ahol lattunk pingvineket, fokakat, kormoranokat, meg rakocskakat. De foleg rengeteg madarat, es szep ureges sziklakat a tengerben, nekem nagyon tetszett. Ezek az un. guano-szigetek egyebkent, ahol annyi madar el, hogy a guanojukat felevente 600 ember szedi ossze es exportaljak. Egy idoben ez volt Peru egyik fo exportcikke, es meg...

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Judit Peruban

Apr 3, 2005 - Paracas National Park

The next day we drove to Paracas National Park, on the coast. We had a look around a museum which told the history of the Paracas people and how the babies heads used to be deformed at birth by wrapping them tightly in linen. And then at older ages, when the people were probably brain damaged from the skull deformation, they used to drill holes in their skulls to "release the evil spirits" that they thought they had in there!! Nasty! After some chilling on the beach, we drove to a different beach to set up camp and ended up getting properly...

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