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From Cusco we headed north west towards Ica, and the desert oasis of Huacachina.
We caught a 16 hour bus to Ica with Cruz del Sur, and from Ica caught a 5-10 minute taxi to Huacachina.
The town of Huacachina (I’m not sure it actually constitutes as a town) is tiny, and famous for 2 things… dune buggy rides and sand boarding. And we did neither… oops. Oh and it's obviously well known for the fact that it's an oasis....
On our first morning there we went in to town to find somewhere for Sean to have a skate, and as we searched he managed to step on a collapsed part of the gutter and cut the bottom of his foot. Not super badly, but bad enough that we didn’t want to risk it getting infected and sore before we headed further north to surf... And thus, we avoided the sand boarding… Which we’d already done in Floripa, so we weren’t too worried about.
We stayed at a place called Carola del Sur, which was nice enough but the guy that was on the front desk had a little attitude... (and tried to overcharge us when we left saying they had upgraded our room without telling us...) however they also had a pet tortoise, so that kind of made up for it.. maybe.
During our 2 days there we had a cruise around the town, climbed up the sand dunes, lay by the pool and ate plenty of hummus, guacamole and pita bread (Check out Bamboo Cafe if you go).
2 days was more than enough, but also a well needed rest for us after our crazy time in Cusco.
Next stop, Punta Hermosa, Lima and then the north coast of Peru for surfing, swimming and just all round fun in the sun.
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