Who really made those lines in the desert?
Trip Start Jul 30, 2010
6Trip End Aug 19, 2010
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Hotel Alegria in Nasca
On Monday morning we woke early to the sound of roosters crowing and the Rosary being said over a loud speaker in the street!
After breakfast we were picked up and taken to the airport where we watched a video about the Nasca lines and some theories about how and why they got there
The weather is wonderful here. Hot and sunny with clear blue skies. This is a desert area of Peru.
We visited a ceramic pottery demo and then a gold refining extraction demo. The men stand on huge rocks and roll them over small rocks to crush them and extract the gold out. Very labourous work in the heat.
We then visited a Pre Inca cemetery where we saw many ancient mummies - all in fetal positions.
Back in Nasca we walked around the city in the afternoon. The streets and shops are dodgy looking but the town is doing up the main square very nicely.
The next morning we went with a guide to the ancient Aguaducts that are still used today. Very clever engineering feat.
At noon we caught the bus back to Lima.