25 Mar

Got the bus from Lima to Ica, which was an very interesting bus ride. Including a mistaken sound of gunshot (only a lorries popped tyre) and then a few minutes later a dog (there are sooo many dogs over here its unreal) walked straight into the road, and the bus driver could not stop…you know the rest!It was awful! We arrived in Ica 3 hours later unharmed, and decided to jump into a taxi and go to Huacachina, which is nearby. Arrived when it was dark so just went to the first hostel we could find, which turned out to be great. Its not the most luxurious place (have to share cold showers and very hot rooms) but the people and the atmosphere was great. The people who worked there became our friends, and John found his new “best friend”,haha. We went out for drinks with them and danced salsa, fun times.

Next morning (22nd March) we went on a Buggy ride and Sandboarding! It was so much fun and I definitely think Ive found my new hobby! I did think the Buggy ride was a little scary, as they drive at full speed up and down the sand dunes. Ohh yer did i mention that the village (only 50 people lived here) we stayed in was completely surrounded by sand dunes.

Next day we were rudely awaken by an earthquake, it was pretty scary since we were in the middle of the desert. However, it was only on the scale 4,7 and only lasted a few seconds. We had to get up early anyways as we were leaving for Paracas. We were supposed to visit the Islas Ballestas, but because of rough sea we ended up going to the National reserve in Paracas instead, it was beautiful!

5 Responses to “ICA and HUACACHINA”

  1. Erika March 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    Hørres knall kjekt ut! Om eg e misunnlige jaa.. hadde vore gått å reist ein tur te varmen å vekk frå denna kulden! kosa dokker videre å hilsa te john 🙂

  2. Brandonator March 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    Looks and sounds amazing Guys!

  3. cybermagnetik May 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    What a great web log. I spend hours on the net reading blogs, about tons of various subjects. I have to first of all give praise to whoever created your theme and second of all to you for writing what i can only describe as an fabulous article. I honestly believe there is a skill to writing articles that only very few posses and honestly you got it. The combining of demonstrative and upper-class content is by all odds super rare with the astronomic amount of blogs on the cyberspace.

    • Kat Breivik May 25, 2011 at 12:08 am #

      Thank you so much for this lovely comment, it is really nice to know that other people (not just family and friends who have to say they like it) enjoy it as well. I am flattered.

  4. Leeky June 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    Kat this is awesome.

    I’m definitely going to get my save on over the next few months to try and do something similar to what you and John have been doing.

    Can’t wait to catch up with your blog, this is the first I’ve read of it!

    Some of your photos are so inspiring!! Although I’ve had it pretty good living in Adelaide, it hasn’t been my idea of ‘seeing the world’ like you two have been doing!

    Keep up the good work.

    p.s – tell John ‘safe’


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