Lima to Paracas
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We left Lima on the 8.45am bus for the 4 hour trip to Paracas, driving through the Lima suburbs until hitting the open road. Much of the coast along here is extremely arid, with the odd green oasis popping up. Many of the villages have large ´´Christ the Redeemer´¨ style statues on nearby hills, and the earthquake damage from a few months ago is quite obvious. There are many collapsed or damaged buildings, and still a lot of USAID tents about. Our hotel here is right on the beach, and we had a room with a lovely sea-view.
Straight after arriving, we took a bus trip out to the Reserva Nacional de Paracas, which consists mostly of huge expanses of desert, but some interesting coastal scenery with cliffs and rock formations.
We walked into town for dinner and found a nice little local cafe run by a friendly little elderly lady. The food was absolutely delicious, mostly seafood based, and the portion sizes were enormous. The beer was also very cheap, so prime backpacker territory!