Nazca, Peru, November 11, 2017
It's hard to believe how high the sand dunes go up around Huacachina. This is looking across the small pond from the front of our hotel-
A couple people climbed to the top and came running down with a pair of dogs-
Out the back from our hotel. It's like we were sitting in a sand bowl-
The highways are very good in Peru but today was only a 2 lane and there's a lot of large truck traffic. Going was slow. It's so desolate and depressing-
It only rains one hour/year and the temperature is warm so homes don't have to be built from wood, glass and have asphalt shingles. This deserted village's homes were made from thatch. It seems like the sand got the best of these people-
Lauretta Trinchero is Italian but lives on the Côte d'Azur, 2 km from Monaco. She isn't retired but quit working for a foundry that made engines for cars and trucks. She's worked in Poland, Mexico, Italy, France and Portugal. She has been with her partner Giancarlo for many years. Lauretta is on this Madventure to see the world in a group setting until Giancarlo retires and then they will travel together. This is her third overland. She speaks 6 languages and is a great organizer on this trip, making sure we all see the sights.