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Old 09-29-2012, 06:03 PM   #3646
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Hey RM, looking good so far. I also appreciate the detail for the day I jump on my bike to do a solo ride to and from who knows where.....
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:05 PM   #3647
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Hey, Mark, just in case--I for one, and I presumably there are others, am very much interested in the various travel logistics and other details--border crossings, lodgings, prices, etc.--things that make traveling and living/visiting there different than home.
If you like to have maps of the countries.....Best to get them before you ride here. GPS in Peru is really bad as well, and I have tried to find some better paper maps than I already have but you cannot find them. Just FYI
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:31 PM   #3648
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As Mark heads toward the tip of South America, let's set the mood with the great Steve Morse and Ghostwind, here on the Radioman network.

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:29 AM   #3649
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Lima to Huacachina Peru

Saturday Am I was ready to head out of Lima. Brazil Visa in hand, and looking forward to the road.

Picked up my bike at BMW dealer.

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Here is it's location.



Said goodbye to Eduardo who was really helpful!



Before I left the hostel in Lima.... Had a chuckle at someones wiring in an outside plug. Safety Third!



Then down the coast of Peru, out of the clouds and back into a bit of blue sky.

Then I stopped in Huacachina which is a little "oasis in the desert" or a big tourist stop. It is cool as the area is surrounded by huge dunes.... Place to hang out for a couple days in a small area. Very casual. But the place is full right now so there are no rooms available for tonight.....




So of course I climbed to the top of one of the ridges!



Awesome views of the dunes











Just a little town in the sand dunes!

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Old 09-30-2012, 09:54 AM   #3650
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Awesome report and pictures as ever!

Glad to know you'll visit Brazil. Our country is a very expensive and difficult one to see entirely being as big as it is, but it's worth it!!!

Is Transamazonica Highway in your plans?
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:18 AM   #3651
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:31 PM   #3652
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thanks for the report, and for the tip about getting maps in advance :)
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:52 PM   #3653
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As Mark heads toward the tip of South America, let's set the mood with the great Steve Morse and Ghostwind, here on the Radioman network.

Steve Morse! One of my favorite riding tunes (right next to "Stressfest )

Nice visual.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:17 PM   #3654
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If you like to have maps of the countries.....Best to get them before you ride here. GPS in Peru is really bad as well, and I have tried to find some better paper maps than I already have but you cannot find them. Just FYI
The Map Store here in Charlotte has some pretty decent maps of all the countries in South America. I know, I've looked.

I pass the shop every day on the way to class. You need any just send the word and an address. I'll take care of the rest.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #3655
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Wow!

Huacachina looks like it's one wind storm from being buried. Those trees that are almost covered on the right side of the photo in sand are impressive.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:35 PM   #3656
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:22 AM   #3657
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Huacachina to Nazca

Had a relaxed morning around town, made sure to smell the flowers



The dunes are full of people sand boarding and riding dune buggies...



Peaceful Oasis in the morning



Then riding down the road about 90 Miles to Nazca.



Arrived just after noon to take a look at then famous Nazca Lines. Stopped at the Tower overlook about 12 miles north of town.... you get a slight look at the spider, but it is hard to gain perspective.



The best way to see them is by small airplane. So I went to the airport after checking into my hotel. Was a bit of a hectic place that you sign up and pay then wait for a few hours until they get you on a flight.



They need this reminder?



We will be flying for 35 minutes to see the large "drawings" in this desert area.



Here we go!!!



Out over the desert



Then the pilot does circles so the left side can see and then the right side!

This is the hummingbird



On this group of mountains you can see the Astronaut on the front lower mountain, It was really visible from the air.



It was an interesting flight.....



Back on the ground safe and sound.



Stayed here at the Hotel Don Hono just off the main Plaza de Armas Was $60 Soles ($23.50 USd) single Pravato Very nice place!



Love all the fruit carts around town.



Had a great dinner at:


Then in for the night. Heading for Cusco and Machu Picchu . We stay there at least 10 days.... and looking forward to the time stopped and ability to explore the area.

Long day of riding today if I am going to make Cusco
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:39 AM   #3658
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[QUOTE=Radioman;19717806]Had a relaxed morning around town, made sure to smell the flowers



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Old 10-01-2012, 05:53 AM   #3659
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That flight looks very cool, how much do they charge?
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:46 PM   #3660
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Just got back from Cusco! Learn these words ... No gracias. You'll understand when you get near the tourist area. The sharks are relentless there. Love the city though. Miss it already. Try the cuy!

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