Early Sunday morning we wen´t to Nazca. It was an adventure of a lifetime I never forget, mostly due to that I was so close of throwing up on the plane but also that I discovered that what everyone is talking about is true. There is a lot of lines and you can see them. It is mysterious and cool.
Take off was okay. Smaller plane means more bumps and jumps, but I was fine. They asked if everybody where ok and at first I had no clue why. A little later I got to find out why. Everytime we passed an important figure they tipped the plane first to the left and then to the right so everybody could see them. This was why you got sick. The Asian girl in front of Martin actually did throw up, not so funny. I had to fight it, but survived even if I thanked God when I was back on ground.
Before the trip I longed for it since I really enjoy the desert. It was so much fun. The lines are part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, and are an icon of pristine wild nature (of which I am at the moment writing an article about, not Nazca, but nature as pristine or not..). Extra funny since one of the pictures show how they managed to built a road right trough the lines, but not posted here, since I might use it for my thesis so I am saving some pics.
When it comes to sustainable travel or more environmental friendly travel, this is not it since the lines have to be enjoyed from an airplane. The tour actually takes about 30 minutes in plane, that says a little on how big area it is, and we chose to take the little tour, the one that also covers Pampas de Jumana, takes one hour. You also have to go about 6-7 hours by car from Lima (depending on how many stops) and so forth, so no, this is not the environmentally friendly alternative even if the nature, when you are in the place, is amazing. The tourismsector in Peru, overall is also a bit overexploited, just so you know.
Down below you find some of the pics, hope you enjoy them. Will probably post a bunch more in the future, but waiting, as I said, until I am done with my master thesis. This weekend my Canon 5D really got to show what it was made of. And it did really good.
Have a lot to do as I am doing my thesis, a film, audioreport and two features at the same time so I am sorry that I don´t have time to read other peoples blogs. Take care, will be back commenting in June.
Canon 5D mark iii, 24-105 mm Canon lens, ed. Lightroom.