Have seen so much sand ever before?

Beside the beach, have you been in a place with so much sand that form mountains? Mountains of sand? Well for us this was our first time seen so many grains of sand together. The beach sand look like nothing to me compare with dunes of Huacachina Desert in Peru.

Huacachina Desert

In the middle of all this sand their is the a village build around a small oasis.

This place is perfect for the adventure you need in your life. We went sandboarding and for a crazy boggy ride. Wao! is the only thing I can say.

Ok here are 2 videos of the sandboarding experience. They are raw, no editing at all. I took them with my GoPro.

At the end of the day, after having so much fun, this are the possible views that you could have.

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A Trip to Ballestas Islands in Peru

We went to visit Lima Peru back in March 2019 just for 5 days. When I checked that we could do this one day trip to the Ballesta Island I didn’t think twice. We took a speed boat in the town of Paracas.

One of the first sights is the Candelabro

The Ballestas Islands are mostly made of rocks formations and they are a sanctuary for marine bird and mammals.

Humboldt Penguin

Inca terns, Peruvian Bobby, Blue-footed Bobby and more….

Sea Wolves or South American Sea Lions

It is impressive how the pop of all these birds ” guano” is such a valuable resource in this area. Guano it is a valuable fertilizare resource, use locally and exported all over the world.

After the amazing boat tour at the Ballesta Island, you can get a plate of delicious Ceviche and then head to Huacachina Village for an exhilarating dune buggy and sand boarding experience.

Check out my next post for the dune buggy and sand boarding experience.

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Tian Tan Buddha in Hong Kong

Learn to appreciate other cultures is one of the greatest accomplishments of travel. Seeing our diversity of thinking, worshiping deities, how we classify priorities are some of the amazing things that you are expose when you travel. But more fascinating is to know that even though of all those differences at the end of the line we are all humans. We all have similar needs of having a purpose in life, of procreate and love.

It was my first time in Asia, and I have to be honest the culture impact to me was shocking. Still I enjoyed and embraced the differences. We went to visit the big Buddha in Lantau Island. It’s impressive what people can do to exalt what they think is divine. I never seen a deity monument so big.

Even though I don’t share the same religious believes that here in Hong Kong, I enjoyed learning about their culture and faith. This monument is huge and impressive, but the God I choose to believe and embrace, is too big and powerful to be able to  reduce Him in a monument, but is amazingly detail oriented to live in my heart (this is just my opinion and my faith) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Learning How to drive in Ireland

After a great week in Iceland where Gate 1 was in charge of our vacation and we just enjoyed it, we were about to start a whole different experience in Ireland. We landed at Dublin in the morning, got our rental car and with GPS in hand we were off to go to the city. The excitement started going like three times around on our first roundabout after leaving the airport. That warm up my husband to be over conscious about driving on the right seat. Once in the city it took us a few loopy loops around the area to find a parking. Although we started to feel the pain of our adventure we were excited to walk around, eat in am Irish pub and get some traditional food.

After tummies we’re full we visited our first castle of this trip, Dublin Castle. We took a tour, I highly recommend, here I learned the difference between castle and palace. Dublin castle is two in one.

We fell in love with the city, the energy and the movement of people throughout the streets. But energy was exactly what we were lacking in the afternoon. We had a long day after traveling from Iceland early in the morning. Still we were needing to drive to Limerick that was the place we were staying, so we had 2 and half more hours to go. Around 5pm we left Dublin but leaving that area was a little bit stressful because of the traffic and our tension of not taking the wrong turn because for us was completely new driving on the right seat of the car. Once we got into the highway was a sweet drive. Beautiful mountains, tower ruins everywhere, lots of green view. We got to the hotel around eight at night, we rested well and the next day we were off to go. I will tell you what we did on the next post.