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It was the end of November, 2010 and it was finally time. Time to dig out the passport, pack the suitcase and grab the cameras. Peru was calling and we had six weeks to discover this amazing land. From the desert region along the coastline to the high mountains in the center and the forested mountains and lowlands to the east which makes up over half the country’s land area, Peru proved to surprise me at every turn.
Upon landing in Lima, we were met by our guide and driver and headed south along the coast towards Ica and the Nazca area.
The barren earth stretched for as far as the eye could see. Mile after mile, hour after hour I imagined I was traveling the moon’s surface.
We arrived early in the morning to Nazca and waited to hear if the planes were going up or not. Conditions were good. We were lucky that day. We were going to see the Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs appearing in the Nazca Desert, scattered between the towns of Nazca and Palpa, some 400 km south of Lima. Scholars believe that they were created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD.
From my view high above the desert, fascinating designs and patterns appeared.
Day 3 - Friendly Planet - Amazing Peru Tour