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PERU – Nazca Lines & Lima

(Day 143 - 149)

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One of the great mysteries of South America, the Nazca Lines are a series of animal figures and geometric shapes, some which are up to 200m in length. They are a single continuous line made by clearing away the stone and brush of the earth about 10cm deep to reveal the fine dust below.

We decided not to take a flight over the lines for a few reasons, firstly the cost, secondly because there had been another fatal crash just a few weeks ago. So we took a bus to the only observation deck that looks over a few of the lines. In hindsight I think we should have taken the flight as looking at the lines from the view point wasn’t as spectacular as the photos one sees in books and postcards.

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Nazca town however, lies within a green fertile valley surrounded by the very dry arid stony land that included the lines. Other than this, we found Nazca to be rather boring with nothing much to do.

We left on a day bus back to Lima where we were to spend our last few days in South America in the Miraflores district in Lima. A very popular area which is quite pretty with many outdoor cafes, it’s a surprisingly nice area.

On our last day we decided to treat ourselves. My treat was to get a manicure & pedicure, and Martin’s was to try the traditional Peruvian dish of Cuy..Guinea pig!!!
With each bite he took, I felt the urge of turning vegetarian get stronger and stronger.. Martin was a trooper though and although it felt funny eating this poor creature (a pet really!!) he soldiered on and finished the dish. Take a look..

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We enjoyed our time here to relax and get our bags ready for the next part of our journey, South East Asia.

Posted by kostlin 15:46 Archived in Peru

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'Bon Voyage' to South East Asia, and meeting up with Ingalill and Erhart. What a fantastic 6 months you have had with an amazing wealth of experiences. Lots of love from a Wintery day in Cape Town. Berit xoxo

by berit

Martin!!!you are soooo cruel!eating such a small and cute DOMESTIC pet beeeuuurk!
Anyway,hope you will ahve some more amazing months in Asia.

by Delphine Raffray

Bye! Bye! South America!!! 5 months...
You are leaving so much richer in memories and experiences.... I wish you just as great a time in Asia !!! Big kiss to Erhart and Ingalill on the 22nd.
Lots of love,

by marif

We have so enjoyed re living our trip to Peru and Bolivia with you. Enjoy the next stage

by Ann

Steph, Be careful, Martin could take a bite out of you at night??? I'm sure that it took guts or madness to eat that thing... Well done to both of you an this fantastic first 5 months, i am sure that you are looking forward to Asia. Keep enjoying and making us dream.
Love to both JM

by JM

Snacking on rodents, good work man. There's no difference between them and any other herbivore. Munch munch.

by Andrew G

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