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Jul 5, 2012 - Auf dem Weg von Huancayo nach Ayacucho

Wie schön war es wieder bei herrlichem Wetter auf dem Rad zu sitzen und loszufahren. Mit dem GPS hatte ich auch keine Probleme aus der Stadt herauszufinden. Es geht sicherlich auch problemlos ohne Hilfe aus dem Weltall, aber ich wollte es einfach mal ausprobieren. Die OSM (open source map)-Karte von Peru schein doch ziemlich genau zu sein. Wie auch immer ich hatte mich offenbar recht gut erholt und so war der erste Fahrtag, der über den ca. 3'870 m.ü.M. gelegenen Pass Abra Imperial ins Valle de Rio Mantaro führte der wohl Angenehmste auf...

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May 24, 2008 - Cusco to Ayacucho - The Epic

basically the news is that the bike ride just went from good to bad to hellish! The ride out of cusco was really nice along a lovely green valley, then it descended down an endless series of zigzags, like in the alps except this one dropped nearly 2000m to the village of Limatambo where we stayed the night. In the morning the road descended even more, to around 1800m alt where it crossed a river, where there were loads of nasty sandflies. The road then proceeded to climb 2200m in another endless series of zigzags back to 4000m alt. The road...

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Jun 29, 2005 - Arequipa

We arrived here in Arequipa this morning at about 7.30 a.m. after an all night bus trip thta was excruciating! Although the seats would have been confortable under other circumstances, most of the route from Nazca to here seemed to be around hairpin bends wityh what looked (through the darkness) to be towering cliffs on my side, so I dread to think what lay on the other side! We were all cramped, crabby and exhausted by the time we rrived, but then had to wait 2 hours until our rooms were ready. Funny thing was that when we left Nazca last...

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Jun 18, 2005 - Into the Central Highlands - Andahuaylas

Hello all, Once again some time has passed since Emily or I say down at a computer and typed a missive. This is partially because we have been out of touch (see next entry) or we have been travelling. But for the sake of keeping the snappy little map up to date we thought we better get on with it. We left Pisco (with me still feeling a little ill) and headed into the Andes. Clearly the altitude alone was a whole different ballgame, but we were confident that we could handle it (of course there was no scientific basis for this confidence)....

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Mar 1, 2005 - Inka Trail and Machu Picchu, Peru

The Inca trail is long. Very very long. We started wandering around Peru (along the Andean mountain range) and noticed some rocks under our feet. Before we knew it, we had found old buildings made of rocks. There were rocks everywhere and ''who needs rocks sticking up from the ground?'', so we put the rocks back on the ground, where rocks belong. On the route along the trail of the ancient Incas we constructed a boy and girl scout troop of us, a Swedish girl named Michelle, a Brit named Patrick, another Brit named Tonya, and a couple of...

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Nov 17, 2004 - Inca Trail Day 2

Steady up for the first 1.5 hours to get to the top of the first pass (Dead Womans Pass at 4200m). Really tough walking - relentlessly up. On the way down to the lunch campsite (3500m) the trail swiches back loads of times. As I neared the campsite ahead a woman from another group was taking off her socks to bath her feet (or so I assumed) in a mountain stream. I was wrong, she stripped naked and got into the stream under the little bridge for the trail. A strange, and not particularly pleasant sight, I averted my eyes as much as possible...

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