Trip Start Sep 07, 2011
289Trip End Sep 06, 2012
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I got up around 8 am and had some brekkie and then got on with uploading photos and blogs that I was behind on. I was given the nod at around 11 am that I would be being picked up in about 10 minutes.
Tom, Surya and Mel did not want to go on the flight so they had decided to catch the local bus to the Mirador, which you can climb and see the three main figures
The taxi guy picked me up and took me to the airport. By the time I had checked in, been weighed again (felt violated!) and paid the airport tax, I was being called through to get on the plane. Wow, that was super quick. Didn't expect that at all.
I shared my experience with an Argentinian couple and a girl from Canada. Our plane was one of the little propeller planes, which I have been in before so felt pretty safe. Also, the highest we were going was 3,000 feet, so not that high. The weather was clearing up pretty well, even if there was still a little haze around, but we could see pretty well once up in the air.
I was really impressed with the lines. To begin with, they were very difficult to spot. The co pilot was pointing them out to us and then suddenly they would appear clear as day. The next problem was trying to focus on them with your camera. I kept losing them but didn't have much time to get the shots in
I would love to know who did them, why and what the meanings are. They are very intriguing. Apparently, there are more lines in a town called Palpa, but I haven't to the time to go and see them too.
The whole flight lasted around 30 minutes and cost me $95 US Dollars, but to me, it was worth every penny.
I was back at the hostel just after 1 pm and the guys didn't get back from the mirador until around 3pm and they said it was terrible. You could hardly see anything. Should have come with me!
After we had popped out to get some food for lunch, we headed off on our next journey, a 2 hour bus ride to our next destination, Huacachina.
We arrived in Huacachina at 8 pm and found our hostel. Everything was pretty dark by the time we arrived, but the place looked pretty nice. Huacachina is a little oasis which is found 5 kms away from Ica. It is supposed to be a fantastic place to go sand boarding, so I think we will book all this tomorrow. I'll be interested to see what this place looks like in the light!