An excursion to the Huacachina oasis in the Atacama desert proved to be an action-filled and thrilling day. Riding these sand buggies is like being on a roller-coaster ride that just goes on and on, and the drivers know how to make the most of it as they rev their engines and skid across the sand.
For me, one of the most alluring wonders of the world is the Nazca lines; a series of large geoglyphs located in the Nazca desert in Southern Peru. These figures are so large they can only be seen from the air and from some of the tallest of the surrounding foothills, and I have always wanted to fly across them. Finally the day had come!
Seeing these pictograms was a wonderful experience, but I am sad to say that they were not easily captured by the camera. Still, it was well worth the money and the time, and I highly recommend seeing them. These lines comprised of shallow trenches in the dirt, and are very large; the Condor depicted below is 135 meters long. These figures were created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD, and it remains a mystery why and how they were made.