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December 23, 2005 – A journey to Pisco And Surroundings, Peru in South America

Poor Man's Galapagos, Pisco Sour, Sandboarding, The Nasca Lines, And Pre-Incan Mummies

From Lima, for several days before Christmas Eve, we traveled through the cities of Pisco, Ica, Huacachina, and Nasca.

In Pisco, we took a boat trip in the morning to Isla Ballestas, otherwise known as the poor man's Galapagos Islands. Saw all kinds of wildlife here, such as sea lions, penguins, boobies, starfish, rock crab, a wide variety of birds, and other animals.

tons and tons of birds, flying around all over the islands - lucky me, I got shat on

one of the big bulls, surrounded by female sea lions (guys, don't get any silly ideas)

After that, dropped by a winery in Ica to see how they make Pisco sour.

lots and lots of different types of Pisco liquors

And after getting buzzed from a few small sips of Pisco sour, Pisco straight, Pisco wine, and Pisco creme, headed off to the small oasis town in the middle of the desert, Huacachina, for some dune-buggying and sandboarding.

going down on your stomach is a lot faster than on your feet, believe it or not, due to a lower center of gravity

Overnighted in the town of Nasca. Woke up the next morning to take a flight over the Nasca Lines.

look closely, do you see an outline of the astronaut?

In the afternoon, we took a trip to the cemetery of pre-Incan mummies.

a pre-Incan mummy, they don't decompose too well in the hot and arid heat and earth of this region in Peru

later I noticed that their bones were everywhere around the tombs - solely due to grave robbers

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