6 years of sunshine and lollipops
Trip Start Oct 15, 2013
38Trip End Apr 15, 2014
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Nasca itself isn't safe to go out in, day or night apparently, so we are in a small hotel on the outskirts of the town
As I said, we were taken by bus to the small airport in Nasca, and when I say airport, I mean a room with desks, a metal detector and a runway. There were a lot of Peruvians there so I think this is a local attraction, and there wasn't much waiting about before we got to go up. Our group had been asked to split into a 9 and a 4, and me, the girls and Nath had bagsied the 4 group as we assumed this would mean we get to go in a little plane- and we were right. This was on Tash's bucket list, so we were all excited. We met our pilots, squeezed into this tiny little 6 seater (including the pilots) plane, Nath tucked his knees behind his ears and we were off! We stayed quite low, and the plane rattled round in the breeze, which made it kind of feel like a simulater, but it wasn't long before we say our first doodle. We were given a map of the route, and what we were going to see- the main attractions are ones where they have made pictures such as a monkey, a whale and most peoples favourite, the humming bird, but the astonishing thing for me were all the dead straight lines all over the shop. There are massive rectangles in places, massive ones maybe 70 or 80 meters long, perfectly parallel, square corners and sharp lines- how there devil did they do that?
That afternoon we chilled by the pool, Nasca is only 500 meters above sea level and it is the first time in a long time we have been low enough for it to be hot weather, so we all got out bikinis out. The boys braved the pool which was cold and a bit grubby, but it had a slide and they were happy jumping off stuff.
Today is actually our 6 year anniversary, so it was nice to spend the day, and our familia bought us a cake, they couldn't get us candles so they stuck matches in and lit them. This was such a sweet thought and we loved it- to our darling friends- thank you x
That night we were told we were going to have a ceremony, we didn't get any more information because our guide is as useful as a chocolate teapot but it turns out the hotel staff had made a fire pit thing
Thought of the day- I didn't rub my sun cream in all over and, well, I have burn in between my boobs, you can see a perfect line where I have carelessly rubbed the lotion up to, it looks like an island- so I have named it Boob Island, the weather on Boob Island is currently hot and itchy *insert warm front joke here*