Friday, February 13, 2009

Riding in Comfort

It has been a long time since we’ve ridden a motor coach anywhere and today was a real eye opener. The smallish, but modern terminal of the Cruz Del Sur bus lines with restaurant, internet and telephone facilities, coffee bar, and lounge was clean, colorful, and busy. The buses are black with colorful logos on them and many aree double-deckers. We had assigned seats on the upper level near the front so we could look out the front as well as to the side. It was sort of fun looking down on virtually all the traffic we passed on the road. Before leaving the Lima city limits we were served an airline type hot meal and settled in to watch three movies during our seven and half hour ride to Nazca.

We will be picked up at the hotel at 0550 in the morning to go to the airport for our 30 minute flight over the Nazca Lines. We’ll fly in a four-place Cessna aircraft (probably a 172) and it looks like I will be able to ride up front in the right seat. It has been over 25 years since I have done that, so it should be interesting. After the flight we will return to the hotel for breakfast and then take a three hour tour of Nazca before getting back on the bus to head for Paracas.

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