Today or early tomorrow I will have to make up my mind which road to take, the road that will take me to Cuzco and Machu Pichu, or the other road which will take me to another archeological site and Chile. Machu Pichu has been closed becuase of rain, it is supposed to open April 1, but there will be a long line of people waiting to get in. Decisions, decisions.
Today I landed in Nazca, the place with the lines in the sand, where the ancient indians left secret messages for the flying saucer folks.
I am staying in resort type hotel right across from the aeropuerto that takes el turistos to see the lines. I saw one set of lines more economically (1 Sole) from this tower. I don't know why it looks so crooked in the photo, it looked pretty straight when I climbed it.
I had expected that each figure was like a half a mile long or something. Maybe some are, but this one was the size of a small playing field (hockey rink?). Anyway it can be seen fairly clearly from the top of the tower, four flights of stairs, ~10 feet each?
So I guess you want to know what's up with the van. Dominic and Belinda have been on the road for about a year and half in the VW. Dominic was living in BC, and Belinda is from New Zealand. You can read all about their adventures on their blog, http://vwworldtrip.co.cc Nice people.