Sea Lions, Penguins, & Indigenous History Part II

So where did I leave off?

After a yummy lunch of ceviche and paella we perused the local handicraft market for a while.  After our shopping fix we headed over to the National Museum in Ica to learn about the many indigenous peoples who lived in Peru.  Many people know of the Inca, but how about the Paracas, Nazca, and Wari Cultures?  We even got to see some Peruvian mummies.  The whole Pacific coast of Peru from Lima down to Nazca is desert.

After our guided tour of the museum, half of our group went dune buggie riding up the dunes and then slid down on sand boards.  The other half of us wandered around in the oasis and climbed up one of the smaller dunes on foot to watch the rest slide down.

After a long action packed first day in Peru we spent the night at the hotel  San Marcelo in Nazca.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Pat Foley
    May 20, 2012 @ 02:52:36

    I knew about the Nazca from the Discovery channel specials on the Nazca lines. It must be a fabulous feeling to be at the heart of it! Enjoy!!

    Reply

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