South America Blog

   This is the journey I have always dreamed of,  to ride my motorcycle across the Americas. 

   Follow me as I travel south from Texas to the tip of South America on my BMW GS.   

    Here's a view of the  Map 

Nazca Lines in Peru

I traveled about 300 miles south of Lima on the Pan American Highway to Nazca.  It was nice not to have the Peruvian police hassle me on this ride.  I believe that because the southern part of Peru is mostly traveled by tourists, the police do not bother travelers here as much.  It was interesting to see the landscape change again from green mountains to the brown colors of the desert.

If the name Nazca sounds familiar it is because that is where the famous Nazca Lines are located.  These are drawings in the Nazca desert floor of large and small figures.  The Nazca desert is an arid, dry plateau.  The Nazca figures were simple to make. They removed the surface stones exposing the desert ground like a pathway, creating the lines.  It is believed that the Nazca people created the figures.  The size and accuracy of the figures is what makes these figures incredible.  The debate still continues as to who created the figures, what they mean, and did the people who made these figures have help making them.

The mystery continues.

The only way to see the Nazca Lines is by airplane.

 I'm always concerned about parking for the motorcycle and this time I was able to find a good spot in the lobby!!