Nazca Lines - passing by on bus
Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
300Trip End Nov 04, 2008
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Vero adds: While Marcos was in Morpheus arms, Vero was watching the landscape, and waiting to pass the coastal town Pisco (where the famous drink is from): This town was hit by a terrible earthquake last August. It was like passing a war zone: In Pisco itself there was hardly a house complete. If there was more then one wall standing, the rest of the house wa completed with matts. Very often there was a tent next to it, I assume people where sleeping in those. People had bricks piled up next to their "houses", and some had obviously started to build up their walls themselves, as those walls looked very amateurish. Our host in Cusco told us that a lot of international aid was sent to built up Pisco, but most of the money went into the pockets of the officials. Sadly, it seems to be true. I could spot a couple of Red Cross tents outsise the town, and a huge field of rubble. I first noticed that we are approaching the arthquake zone, when the palmtrees appeared to have a strange hight: they where like half sunken into the earth.
For me to seeing this disaster zone was very moving.