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Best Backpacking Destination: Nazca
Don ´t let Lonely Planet be your only source of information for Nazca! Coming from Lima, we weren ´t really expecting much out of the dusty city, but we were very fortunately wrong. Our stay in Pirwa Hostel was cozy like grandma ´s house and its manager, Fernando, was chock-full of all of the information that we could possibly need. He also organized our tour to the Nazca Lines and another one to the incredible Chauchilla Cemetery.
The sleepy town came alive during one evening when we were wandering around, about to retire for the night. As we came upon the Plaza de Armas, we saw a glittery, blue stage set up with hundreds of spectators cheering and waving balloons. We heard what was happening way before we saw it…It was Nazca Idol: the pre-teen version. On stage was a young girl, no more than eleven years old, hand on hip while the other gripped the microphone with confidence that I still can ´t muster, imploring the crowd, ¡arriba las manos! Apparently the judges weren ´t too impressed with her talent, because her scores were quite low. My personal vote went to the nine year old boy who hit the floor on both knees while crooning ¨Contigo Períº. ¨ We paid 2 soles for a plate of fried donuts with honey and enjoyed the show, complete with a parade of fully-costumed school-children.
3 Essential Experiences in Nazca, Best Packacing Destination
Central Location of Pirwa Hostel in Nazca After the 7 hour ride from Lima, we arrive in Nazca with enough steam to walk to Pirwa Hostel. It does not take too long to navigate Nazca’s downtown area and with a … Continue reading →
Best Drinks in the World: Pisco Sour The next step in our culinary tour is this fabulous pisco sour, offered to us free with our meal! It is made with pisco (Peruvian grape based brandy), lime, syrup, egg white -hence … Continue reading →
The Nazca Lines Our main purpose in going to Nazca was to see the mind-boggling geoglyphs created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 A.D. Fernando purposely didn’t serve us breakfast before our 7am flight… He thought it … Continue reading →