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Aug 17, 2018 - To Paracas - PeruHop

Up early today as we are getting picked up between 6-40 and 6-55 by PeruHop, the hop on, hop off bus company. We don't have breakfast as we have been advised there is a toilet on board but there are no number 2's allowed and we are a bit nervous that what goes in must come out! The bus is on time and off we go. Soon the bus is filled up with young people collected all over Lima. It's obvious we have raised the average age considerably! We hit the road and head south to Paracas which is on the coast. We stop just outside of Lima for a view...

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Apr 23, 2018 - April 23, 2018 – Lima to Paracas, Peru

April 23, 2018 – Lima to Paracas, Peru We had a fairly late start this morning at 10:30. We met the rest of our group this morning as their flight did not arrive by the time of our briefing last night. We are a group of ten. Donna and Wally are from Toronto; Rob and Diane are from Oakland, California; Susan and Gerhard are from Vancouver; Coleen and Richard are from Calgary and Martin is from Wales. Our guide is Cheo (pronounced as if it were Jayoh). Wally is a retired principal. Susan was a law librarian for a while. Coleen is a retired...

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Feb 11, 2018 - Easy like Sunday Morning

For the first time in a long time we do not have a program for anything. So lie in today well at least til 8 o'clock, then breakfast and lying by the pool and playing along the beach. I have put some photos that did not make original entry from plane flight to Mexican evening and sunset. So enjoy. We move on later back to Lima for tonight and then onto Eucador, leaving Peru behind, leaving only footsteps in the sand but taking some many wonderful tear jerking moments and experiences that we will treasure for a life time, from Titicaca to...

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Feb 10, 2018 - Paracas and the island of somewhere

We had found out last night that the boat trip was from the end of the hotels pier and we had to be there for 8am. They also told us that there was coffee and croissants available at the pier and we would be back in time for breakfast so a lay in until 7. On arrival we found good coffee and croissants so we got ready to go. In truth we had forgotten that this is Peru so things don’t always happen at the time they mentioned. A chap had arrived in a very complicated wheelchair and they we were looking at how to manhandle him and the...

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Feb 10, 2018 - Saturday 10th February finally caught up on my Blog!

Had a lazy start today as we were heading out to the national park on a remote island outpost called Ballestas island via the hotel speedboat. It was a beautiful increasingly hot morning at the hotel, but s we speed our way out to the islands, the sea mist lay thick ahead of us. We sped out to a small Penisular were a giant cactus known as the chandelier had be created. This sign post is on the direct flight line to the Nasca lines and is thought to have been the signpost for the aliens to take them to the centre of their activities. We...

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Feb 10, 2018 - Friday 9th Lima to Paracus and the Nasca Lines

I woke early at 4am as I needed to catch up on the blog, I have so many days, so many photographs from the Jungle to load today, but decided to catch up with my wonderous script catching each and ever moment. We boarded the shared transport today and we had 2 extra guests, Chinese Americans in with us. Very Unusual. So off we headed and for the next two hours we bumped and popped the horn, until we got to a service station 1/2 way. We jumped off, brought some biscuits had a wee and returned. What happened next shall be known as "The Chinese...

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Feb 9, 2018 - Paracas and the Nazca Lines

Today we left Lima to journey down to Paracs and see the Nazca lines. Another early morning start at 5:30 to pack and get ready with our coach leaving at 7. The coach had two passengers already, both American/Chinese who seemed pleasant enough. The idea was to get out of Lima before the rush hour traffic started. The day was foggy from the sea mist and traffic slow. Everyone was trying to get to their destination and I am glad that I was not driving as it was chaos. How there are not more accidents I do not know. I was cringing at every set...

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Mar 24, 2017 - Paracas

On arrive vers 17h ä Paracas ou Aline avait deja reserve notre hotel. On le trouve facilement depuis le terminal de bus. On a une chambre pour les 5.. tout chou avec vue sur le port..Apres une douche et un petit repos on part souper du bon poisson vu qu'on est au bord de la plage. On ne fait pas tard au grand desepoir de Nago qui etait motive a faire la noce. Surout qu'on est tombé pendant le week end de la fete des vendanges de Paracas. En plus la premiere edition :) du coup notre nuit n'est pas tres tranquille avec de la musique jusqua 3h...

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Maudi en voyage

Feb 28, 2014 - It Never Rains in Peru

4:30am our driver, Jose, arrived to take us on the 3 hour drive to Paracas(means sandstorm). An interesting drive...desert, desert and more desert! We do drove through some small towns, with the same rush hour traffic as in Lima. There were small 3 wheeled motorized vehicles used for taxis. They are called tuktuks. Some owners took the liberty to really decorate them! We passed many desert areas that had grass huts. One four sided small hut. No water or electricity around. These shanty towns form when individuals put them on public property...

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The 7th Continent

Oct 3, 2013 - Paracas

A 4 hour bus trip from Lima to the dusty/sandy bus terminal at Pisco took us through what can best be described as sandy, dirt coloured desert. The housing along the way was primitive and seemingly incomplete with roofs of corrugated iron, concrete, bricks or rush matting with bricks, wood, stones, dirt stored on top (?to hold them down?). Every now and then we would come to an oasis in the desert where fruit and vegetables were being grown. Our accommodation was in nearby Paracas, this was a real oasis in the desert - it could have been...

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Apr 21, 2013 - Miraflores to Paracas, Pisco

Slept great. Woke to a breakfast off fresh fruit, toast with eggs and beef casserole! (With mushrooms and what are like pea aubergines), and a slice of pizza! Freshly juiced by the hotel a mix of papaya, pineapple and melon, yummy! Quick stroll around the town before getting the bus to Paracas in Pisco. Roughly 4 hours, looking out the window to see shanti towns and deserts. We arrived in Paracas to a really cool hostel, our room is next to the balcony over looking the sea. We then took a stroll down to the beach with a few beers to relax...

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South America 2013

Nov 11, 2011 - Passing through Pisco to Paracas

Lima to Paracas We left Lima and travelled along the ocean. The land is arid and there are lots of sand dunes. The further we got away from Lima, the more agriculture that was visible. Sections of land were irrigated since this part of Peru gets very little rain. They grow bananas, all kinds of fruit trees, onions and potatoes: in fact 3000 different varieties. A Peruvian dinner must have some kind of potato dish or it is considered not a complete meal! There were numerous farms raising chickens, cattle and goats. There is no shortage of...

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