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This week found me snaking back up the coast towards Lima after finally bidding adios to the Andes. While I appreciated my seven days of staying still and catching up on computer time, I was really ready to get back down to sea level. The altitude had me exhausted and the temperamental weather was driving me mad. One hail-filled night, I actually found myself searching for flights to Thailand — and that’s when I knew it was time to move on.

After a hellish night bus from Cusco to Ica I stopped for a brief reprise through Huacachina before arriving in a totally new destination — Paracas. Here I’ve found everything I needed (read: sun, sand, friends, and a great hostel) before returning to the urban sprawl of Lima. I’ve got pretty big plans for the city — I’m hoping to hit up my favorite sandwich place from my last visit and catch the latest Hunger Games release on the silver screen. Tourist of the year right here.

Now onto this week’s photo candidates!

Photo A
ATVing in the Paracas National ReserveJumping for joy on an ATV tour of the Paracas National Reserve

Photo B
The Paracas National Preserve of PeruPeru’s sole red sand beach

Photo C
Sealion at the Islas Ballestasa curious sea lion in the Ballestas Islands

Photo D
Starfish at the Islas Ballestasa colorful starfish

Photo E
Islas Ballestas of PeruMore Ballestas Islands wildlife

Which photo is your favorite?


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