Who really made those lines in the desert?

Trip Start Jul 30, 2010
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Trip End Aug 19, 2010


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Hotel Alegria in Nasca

Flag of Peru  , Ica,
Sunday, August 1, 2010

After our breakfast in Lima we packed 2 small bags to take to Nasca and left our main luggage at the hotel in Lima. We went for a walk along the beach front and enjoyed the sounds of the surf. we were picked up at 12:30 and taken to the bus station to board a very comfortable double decker bus to Nasca. The trip was about 7 hours and we had a meal served to us and moving to watch.  Arrived in Nasca about 9 Pm and were taken to our hotel very close to the bus station. We had arranged this tour with GAP and they took care of all the transfers.

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.  We had a 40 minute flight over the lines and had very good views and a smooth flight.

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.
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