I took a dirt road into the mountains. There is no vegetation and other than debris on these hills there is not anything. I've not seen such a vast landscape yet, with the roads being the only signs of civilization - not even fences.
Sporadically a mining company claims property rights. The absence of water allows farming only in river valleys, which are often enough dry fallen. Thus settlements are rare. They always seem unfinished - with mud being the predominant color. The agricultural cooperative society though built itself a glass palace in the midst of all these makeshifts.
And in the coastal low lands there's a vote catching guy trying to become president. But isn't the traveler the strangest of the humans lot?