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On my own but still rocking the continent

Pisco/Paracas, Huacachina/Ica, Arequipa, Cuzco (1)

In Pisco is not much to do, it’s just a dangerous town that is still in the process of rebuilding after the earthquake in 2007. Though, they have a good volunteer organization there that I almost joined but then decided not to because of time issues (and maybe some other excuses). Maybe I’ll find a time good project in Chili or Argentina that I can join for 2 weeks or so…
Pisco, however, is very close to Paracas which has beautiful nature. I made this day trip first with a speed boat out to ‘Islas Ballestas’ full of birds and sea lions. Afterwards to the national reserve with scenic landscape and a street made or rather evolved out of salt.

Huacachina and Ica are rather boring, at least for travelers and at that time of the year. However, the reason why I went there was that I wanted to try Sandboarding which is definitely not as much fun as Snowboarding but I am very happy I gave it a shot and the sand dunes are just beautiful and another new experience for me.

Arequipa was a great experience – especially in terms of travelling alone now. Not because of the great rock climbing that we all enjoyed very much. Not because of the beautiful two day trip I did to the (probably) deepest canyon in the world (Colka Canyion). But because of ‘The Point’ hostel I stayed at. There were so many nice people and goooood fun. I can say now I have arrived now with traveling by my own. It might have been even more fun with ‘mi corazón’ but I had a great time, met new friends (2-3 of whom I might meet again on this trip), and it was hard to say good bye and leaving for Cuzco. But right now I want to move on a bit faster and not ‘lose’ more time (which already feels like running out considering all the things that are still to be done) just taking it easy – that’s postponed to Argentina or maybe Chili, who knows…
Anyway I am leaving Arequipa with a lot of confidence that the remaining three month (spot on the day) will be a lot of fun.
And I have just heard the best of Cuzco and wanted to make it there for the whole weekend… Which will be followed by the obligatory trip to the famous Machu Pichu.

Well, next stations will be Puno (Lake Titikaka), La Paz, and then I don’t really know…
(Bolivia, Chili, Argentina, and Brazil)
“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”

PS: Many fotos to be uploaded… Hope I can get this done in the next few days…

Posted by Perch 12:16 Archived in Peru

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make sure you get your lazy white ass down to BA in 'bout two'n'a half weeks, dude! =)

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