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Nazca and the famouse Nazca lines
2000-08-04 14:51:00
After we had installed ourselves at the hotel, we decided to take the overflight over the Nazca lines, and bought the tickets.
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After we had updated our website with the kind help of Alegria Tours, and booked tickets for the overflight over the Nazca lines, we went out for dinner. Kris was in charge of finding the restaurant, because today we wanted to try out what we call a low budget restaurant. While looking for the restaurant we suddenly found ourselves in the middel of a local Penja (Live performance) with small kids performing acts from the musical Grease.

At last we found the retaurant, and had a nice two dish meal with beer for 5 Solas, equal to about 13 norwegian kroner. It was a very nice and spicey meal, but the darkside was that it produced an insanely amount of metan gas. Hege was so thrilled about the ashtrays that Kris asked the waitress if she could have it, and she got it. We then turned in for an early night. The hotel is named Alegria, and can be recommended, but one should be aware of the hens. They have a totally screwed rythm of the day, and should be killed.

The next morning we had another of these continental breakfast, which we are really starting to get a little bit tired of. After breakfast we went to the local airfield, where we were flown by a small Cessna plane with room for four. We had the greatest co-pilot possible. The flight was amazing, and we where able to see the Humming Bird, The Dog, The Monkey, The Astronaut, The Whale, The Spider, The Condor, The Alcatraz and The Trapezoid. On the way back for landing he flew over the aquaducts, which where made by the Incas to provide water to the city. After the landing both Lars and Hege felt a little bit sick, due the tumbling of the plane, but it was quick over.

The Nazca Lines with the main mysterious figures can only be seen from the air, in an area of 525 square kilometers. They were discovered by Paul Kosok in 1929. Marie Reiche began to study these lines in 1940. Scientists says the lines were made by the Nazca Pre Inca Culture between 300 B.C - 700 A.D. About the mystery some think there is a direct relation between the constellations and the drawings. Other think the lines are maps of space and run ways.

Later the same day we went on an bus excursion to Chauchillo, and old Inca church yard with a lot of tombs. This trip also included a visit to a sort mining museum and a local pottery. The excursion itself is not to be recommended, and can only be defined as a tourist trap. Anyway, the nicest expirience on this excursion was a local party with guitar, song and dance.

Later in the evening our private driver Jesus, showed up to ask when we wanted to leave the next morning for Arequipa. We also persuaded Kris to take another night in Nazca, so he could drive together with us to Arequipa.
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