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Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Best of Peru~

On the 3rd last day in Peru, we decided to go visit the sand dunes and the famous Nazca Lines. It was such a last minute plan. Initially all the tour packages were super #$%^&*(*^%$#$%^, I wouldn't want to pay that sort of money lah. But then in the end, we kind of self-customised our trip there. All solely planned by Erjie, she named this "Erjie's Tour Agency"..... =.= hahaha!
Ohwell~ We saved up to like 50% y'know....... hahahah so its always good to plan it ourselves :)
Wakey at like... 4am again? To go catch our early morning bus to Paracas --> Ica --> Nazca.

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First stop was Paracas, but we thought its meaningless to see.... sealions???? So we skipped that part and went ahead to Ica (Sand dunes!!).


So here we began our buggy adventure....~
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Nice sand dunes right!! (okla.. edited the colours a lil to make it nicer :p)

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Wheeeeeeee~ The sands are so fineeeeeee!

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B preparing to slide down the steep slope.....

Off he went~

So far away~

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Love in Ica; Me preparing to slide down...
It was so scary ok!!! I think i was screaming throughout the slide down.... ahhaha~ And halfway i lost my balanced, so my elbow and feet were all rubbing against the HOT sand while im still on my way down...... it was SO PAIN~

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I was too afraid after the 1st try so B and Erjie continued doing it... while i took pictures/videos for them :p

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It was so fun sitting in the buggy!!! Towards the end, the driver went REALLY fast and y'know.. got that kind of deep humps, so we got the kind of feeling like we're falling down. The feeling u get when u're sitting in a rollercoaster kind. EeeEekkz, hate that kinda feeling!
BUT.... IT WAS FUN!!!!
Another once in a lifetime experience i would say... :) Totally not regretting it!

The sand on us after the whole buggy adventure~

Next stop: Nazca

We sat a propeller plane to see the amazing Nazca Lines!
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In the plane........ it was giddy sitting in it. Cuz it kept making circles, tilted to the left, and the next moment, tilted to the right... GOSH~
Anyway... we captured lots of the Nazca lines images. But the timing we went was a wrong timing.. so the lines isn't really obvious... So i decided not to post them up! But i got pictures of them in a postcard! (below)

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Bought some souvenirs.... Anw. Thats the postcard with pictures of the various Nazca Lines :)
It's amazing how the people back then can actually take out rocks to create the lines and form such pictures when the only way to view them, is to be up on the sky. Amazing huh? :)

We had some time before our bus departs back to Lima... so we went to explore around. Came across this house where the people actually kept SKELETONS!!!!
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On the 2nd last day in Peru, we went to Downtown Miraflores. This place is considered one of the more dangerous place in Peru. We were like hugging our bags so tightly la.. lol.
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Again...... the Peru book. The best companion to have :p

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I MISS THESE INCA COLAAAAAAA DRINKS~~~~ Can i import them back?? Damn!!
Anw, something very special about Peru's restaurants is that their menu actually consist of "Tourist Menu"... and they're usually really cheap! Comes with soup, drink and your choice of main course.



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Whats with that face, Erjie?

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WhooOoo We Luv Peru!

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This boy was trying to sell us some souvenirs.. we did not buy it but instead, took a picture with him! ;)


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This girl was playing volleyball by herself.. so i just joined in the fun hehehehehe!

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Chinatown in Lima:
(A super dangerous place in Lima, full of thieves and pickpockets all around... but i dunno why, i tend to feel people here in Peru treat us differently. I dont feel like im in danger of being attacked even if im in a super dangerous place.. except for the first few days haha. People here really treat chinese people well!)
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Pictures pictures?

Plenty of shops selling x'mas decorations!
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During the night time, we went to Parque De La Reserva, this very famous waterfountain show.
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We then went back home to change, and went out again to see the nightlife in Lima!
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We had free entries into ALL the clubs along the whole stretch y'know... actually gotta pay cover charge. But we did not want to as we just wanna see how it is like.... then those bouncers were like "Chinos chinos, toursits, free entry, come come..." WHOOO~~ And its not one.. but ALL OF THE CLUBS LEH. Damn shiok. Some even offered free drinks :) So...... being Asians are great huh!

On the last day, we visited a museum..

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Had a SUPER DUPER GOOD LUNCH before leaving...

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Peru has got REALLY good food everywhere! Especially good SEAFOOD!

Saying goodbye to our hostel that we stayed for 4nights :) Lovely cozy place...

On the cab back to the airport... I asked erjie to give a sad face.. and.... look at her face! She really do look super sad, hahaha!

Transitting in San Salvador..
Had to give up my beloved Keds shoes after the Peru Trip. It was totally destroyed after going to Machu Picchu especially. Sigh sigh....... it has sentimental values to me y'know. Think its the 1st present B bought for me.. :( sigh sigh sigh~

Thats all babies! Next time i'll be blogging about the USA part already :) Ahhh love blogging on overseas trips. Brings back fond memories.....

Alright till then~
Off to Orchard now!
Btw, have u all bought ur CNY clothes already??? What are u all wearing!!! I think i've bought quite a number already... but im still in dilemma on what to wear :((


1 comment:

  1. How were you able to afford such a trip? You are what, maybe 18 or 19 at that time?