As we headed out of the city towards Pisco & Paracas, the landscape changed dramatically to a dry & barren environment. You really see the poverty as you pass the straw huts and 1 room unfinished concrete houses.

Pisco & Paracas were also very close to the epicenter of the earthquake in Aug 2007 and this wiped out almost 80% of the city, they have never recovered from this.