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Ica and Huacachina..

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No wonder this desert oasis town is such a popular place for gringo travelers coming through Peru, it’s pretty increíble.

The legend of Huacachina goes like this.. there was an Inca princess walking in the desert with a mirror to always see how good she looked.  One day she saw a guy behind her in the mirror and got frightened and dropped and shattered the mirror at this spot.  Some say she then fled and her dragged blanket made the dunes..other say she became a mermaid in the lake to save people who are drowning.

The legend of Huacachina goes like this.. there was an Inca princess walking in the desert with a mirror to always see how good she looked. One day she saw a guy behind her in the mirror and got frightened and dropped and shattered the mirror at this spot. Some say she then fled and her dragged blanket made the dunes..other say she became a mermaid in the lake to save people who are drowning.

Upon arrival Seth and Shanawaz had the great idea to just start climbing the dunes.

Upon arrival Seth and Shanawaz had the great idea to just start climbing the dunes.

Continually shifting, this fine sand got everywhere: in the ears and ears and unfortunately in the gears of the digital camera.

Continually shifting, this fine sand got everywhere: in the ears and ears and unfortunately in the gears of the digital camera.

On top of the dunes is the best way to see the entire town of about 200 people.  Started up around 1920 as a relaxation, and medicinal bathing resort..  it has since turned into a travelers mecca for dune buggy rides, sandboarding, and late night parties with other foreigners.

On top of the dunes is the best way to see the entire town of about 200 people. Started up around 1920 as a relaxation, and medicinal bathing resort.. it has since turned into a travelers mecca for dune buggy rides, sandboarding, and late night parties with other foreigners.

With that said, us peace corps folks were not going to miss out on the opportunity to ride around the terrain and try out our balance sliding down sand hills.

With that said, us peace corps folks were not going to miss out on the opportunity to ride around the terrain and try out our balance sliding down sand hills.

Here’s a quick look at the dune buggy experience, no easier way to get around..

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Written by galbavy

March 15, 2013 at 1:18 am

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