Taking A Luxury Bus From Lima To Paracas, Peru
February 26, 2009 by rtwsenior
For less than $20 I will soon be boarding another of those very swanky bus cama buses, this time Cruz del Sur, to travel four hours south of Lima to a cluster of towns in the vicinity of the Nazca Lines. I will get off in Paracas because the Isles of Ballestras are off the coast and they call it the Poor Man’s Galapagps. Having skipped that because of cost, I guess I qualify for these. Then there will be Ica where I can go sandbuggying in the dunes, and finally Nazca, where I can hire a tummy-wrenching flight that dips from side to side to see the mysterious sketches on the skin of the planet.
So, this will be a short post, written in the fancy bus station. If I were traveling with my laptop, I could be online for the entire journey as each bus is equipped with wi-fi. How about that? More and more, that is the norm out here on the trail. Our beautiful Home Peru Hostel, here in Lima, was also wi-fi wired.
I didn’t mention that I spent a day looking around Central Lima an visiting museums and cathedrals. It was a heavy time, due to the Museum of the Inquisition but the churches were beautiful. At these times, Spanish would be very helpful in understanding the finer points in the signs.
Okay, the call for boarding will come very soon, so I should finish this. More later.