18 hours to get here, but it is done. Tomorrow at 8am, a trip is sorted to view the Nazca lines (see above for one of many many examples).
The Nazca Lines are an engima. No one has proof who built them or why. Since their discovery, the Nazca Lines have inspired fantastic explanations from ancient gods, a landing strip for returning aliens, a celestial calendar created by the ancient Nazca civilization -- putting the creation of the lines between 200 BC and 600 AD, used for rituals probably related to astronomy, to confirm the ayllus or clans who made up the population and to determine through ritual their economic functions held up by reciprocity and redistribution, or a map of underground water supplies.
Afterwards, straight afterwards (!) it´s a trek to the highest sand dune on the earth (2087m). Thankfully, as it´s mid afternoon by then, the climbing will be done in dune buggys, and then we are going to sand-board down it. wooooohooo! will stick photos up on the putfile site asap.
UNfortunately, after that, we get on a bus at 2am for a 12 hour ride. The saving grace, is that the bus is bound for Cuzco and the famous Macchu Picchu.
island hop over lake titicaca into bolivia (wait till you see photos of that place!), meet jeremy for a while, then carry on with the plan below.
lima really sucked this morning, but it looks like they are making an effort to clean it up. Been a while since i saw slums like that in the pueblitos outside. Lured down from the mountains in droves by the advent of tv up there portraying a glitzy lifestyle, and they found out it´s just pure P.R when it was already too late. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and kicking, however, and the people are ever happy and even more talkative than I am!
Really really nice people here. What are yo waiting for? Visit Peru...