We arrived at around 8am after an overnight bus. The buses our sweet in Peru so I got a decent nights sleep, some guy at the bus station was hustling a crowd to the hostel where we had made a reservation so we tagged along, easy days!
We landed and bumped into someone he had seen at the previous place he gave us the low down on what to do. The weather was baking and we were starving, the guy at the hostel told us where the cash point was we hit the supermarket for some breakie. The streets were filled with rank street venders selling whole chickens that stunk and still had the gross feet on.
We eat then set out to see the famous Nazca lines, well I think there famous here personally I'd never heard of them. We couldn't afford to go up in a plane so we hit the mirador an observation tower in the desert.
We got there went up and it took all of five minutes to get bored it really was not that impressive. This was the days activity and he hadn't even been out for an hour. So we decided to walk back through the never ending desert landscape with less than half a litres water between us, cleaver right.
Walking to the first horizon we could see took around half an hour, only to see another twice as far. At this point I was still up for it. We had done some inaccurate calculation and we thought it would take around three hours, we f***ed up!
We made it to the next horizon and we thought we would be close, hell no more never ending desert awaited us. This was bad for team morale and we decided to get a bus. Getting a bus to stop was not easy about four shot past and we defiantly had the feeling we had f***ed up. Eventually a bus driver stopped and we were saved. It took about 20 minutes for the bus to get back going about 80kmh so god knows exactly how long it would have took us forever I think! A good sit down was defiantly on the cards. The hostel had a really nice roof terrace so that's where we spent the evening!
The following day we were up early again to go on the chauchilla cemetery tour. The cemetery was located in the desert and was well cool. There were a series of tombs filled with ancient bones and mummies dating back to around AD 1000. It was weird but interesting and different. I wasn't really listening to the tour guide so I don't have any facts to pass on, except mummies with long hair were suppose to be wealthy and eat well although I believe they make this s*** up just to have something to say!
After that we were taken to a poetry display, random and not interesting, it's awkward when the guy shows you round his shop and you have no intention of buying anything!
We were then shown around a gold mine. I saw some intense pictures of people mining in some tight positions, we were told how people extract gold from the mine and was then showed around. Some of the workers have to stand on a big price of wood and rock it back and forth to extract the minerals from the gold. They do this all day in the heat, it looks like real graft and f***ing boring to.
The rest of the day we wondered around town I finally had a shave which felt amazing and Knate cut my hair. There was some old guy on our room that sondes like Michael Caine that was funny.
Up early again for the football on a Saturday kept us entertained while we waited for the bus. We had a power struggle going on with two small German kids for the remote but we were victorious. The Barca Madrid game was on but it was a tv channel that showed an awful ustream feed so you could really tell what was going on. Time to bounce a easy to hour bus to inca awaited!