Paracas


Continuing with our gastronomical exploration we tried the famous Pisco Sour.

Coming to Peru and not trying the Pisco Sour would be like going to Mexico and not trying one Tequila. Therefore, for the sake of exploring, even I had one cup of Pisco Sour.


We stop at the Paracas Hotel, and while tasting this traditional alcoholic beverage we enjoyed of a spectacular sunset.



After some time, we moved the party from the restaurant to the pier. The waiter showed dedication for his job, as the walk was long and the request often.

By nightfall, after some long camaradery, good conversation, and for some a lot of Pisco, we were ready to go.

In fact, by this time Chemo, Rav and Erwin were thinking they were on Baywatch!


Islas Ballesta

But common sense kicked in, and we waited until the dawn day before embarking on the next adventure. The exploration of the Islas Ballestas and the observation of the Paracas lines.

In order to see both of them, it is necessary to ride on a boat. So we deployed the Pachucos Navy Seal Team.

The origin of the Paracas Lines is not known for sure, but seems to be much recent than the Nazca lines. The paracas lines are much deeper and there is only one drawing knwon as the Candelabra.




The Islas Ballestas, also known as the Peruvian Galapagos, shelter a variety of wildlife. During our visit to them, we saw sea lions, penguins and a great variety of birds.

But bird watching is not the only thing done at the islands, since every three years all the guano is gathered and shipped to be used as fertilizer. Barriers on the rocks prevent it from falling into the ocean and allow it to accumulate. A fact that was sometimes more notorious as the breeze would remind us of that industrial use of the islands.