Nazca lines, Peru

Perhaps the town of Nazca would not be on my map if it didn’t have the Nazca Lines. Not counting the difficulty of finding a decent cup of coffee, the road to here was a stretch of empty desert and sand dunes.  The bus arrived at the Nazca lines’ viewpoint at dusk, and we all hurriedly paid the 2 soles toll to climb it before the last light of the day disappeared. One can view 2 figures from the viewpoint (which was not very high to begin with,) and the rest of the mysterious lines can only be seen by boarding a $90 dodgy, tiny aircraft.  Disappointingly enough, self-preservation prevailed over curiosity and adventure; I said no to flying over the Nazca lines.  Perhaps I should’ve visited this place when I was younger and more intrepid.

I stopped by Pisco as well for a proper Pisco Sour tasting 🙂

nasca lines

Nasca lines from the viewpoint

Nasca lines from the viewpoint

lines

the sand dunes of Ica

the sand dunes of Ica

me and ica

Pisco sour!

Pisco sour!

the sleepy town of Paracas, a stop-over on the way to Nasca

the sleepy town of Paracas, a stop-over on the way to Nasca

sunset over Paracas

sunset over Paracas