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Damaged main cathedral in main plaza  

Damaged main cathedral in main plaza

Note the cracked roof and damaged roads. Did we mention there are more mototaxis than there are people? One even found itself in this photo.
Pisco - an entire city under construction

November 26th 2009
We read wondrous descriptions of Pisco in Let's Go and Lonely Planet, so you can imagine the shock and surprise we experienced when we arrived and found the streets unpaved, mounds of trash and debris on every corner, 90% of the buildings incomplete or significantly damaged, and a constant stench of rotten fish in the air. Apparently, Pisco used to be a beautiful, thriving city but in August of 2 ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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