The Nazca Lines /ˈnæzkə/ are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 kilometres (50 mi) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana about 400 km south of Lima. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards.
Whilst in Nazca, Eva took a flight over the famous Nazca lines. This is the best way to see the designs as they are much more striking from the air.
In the evening we had a Pachamanca dinner; a Peruvian ritual dating back from the Incas.
Its name comes from Quechua language: “Pacha”, earth, and “Manca”, cooking pot, which could be translated as “earth oven”.
It’s basically a dish buried under the ground and cooked over hot stones for about 2-3 hours.
It was very tasty.