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Nasca & Puerto Inca

sunny 20 °C

Drove to Nascar today, short drive of 4 hrs, stopped at some really dodgy observation deck where for 2 Soles (less than $1) we could climb and see 2 of the formations in the sand. For a $100 you can take a flight over the lines but as I am not too interested in this I opted to hang out at the campsite and relax after a couple of full on days, plus you dont see anything different flying over it as you do in a book, plus the planes crash regularly here so our guides are not even allowed to recommend the flights.

Driving to Puerto Inca tomorrow.

Puerto Inca

The drive today was broken up with a side trip to Chauchilla Cemetery where we saw lots of bones and dead people in dug out tombs exposed to the elements, but there are no elements so the bones and bodies stay preserved (2cm rain per year). Bones are also strewn across the desert just laying in the sun from all the grave robbers from years ago who were looking for gold and jeweler y. They just threw all the bones out of the graves and left them laying around.

Arrived in Puerto Inca mid afternoon very hungry, and set up camp near the beach again (too cold and dangerous to swim here) but luckily we had chocolate cake for dinner.

Puerto Inca is situated on the Peruvian coast and was once the Inca port that supplied the city of Cusco with supplies of fish. It has a few ruins located on the hills either side of the bay that are littered with bones and old burial sites that people have dug up over time. Not much to do here so just walked around and took some pictures of locals harvesting kelp for fertilizer.

Posted by Tony's Travels 15.11.2012 15:24 Archived in Peru Tagged puerto inca

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