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    Day 945 – Chalhuanca -> Negro Mayo (bed of llama skin, private)

    Chalhuanca -> Negro Mayo (bed of llama skin, private)
    Distance (km) : 114
    Time on bike : 7h 6m
    Brutto time: 08.40 – 17.40
    Avg : 16.0 km/h
    Max.speed: 74.8 (!)
    Total (km) : 37.341
    Altitude (end of day): Ca. 4.050 m

    Morning coffee in Chalhuanca, Peru.

    Morning in Chalhuanca, Peru.

    My trusted, Dutch friend. Peru 2008.

    Welcome to Cotaruse, Peru.

    Facades in Cotaruse, Peru.

    Mom and kid.

    Little waterfall along the way...

    The Peruvian pampa...

    Plenty of llamas and alpacas around here...

    The Peruvian pampa...

    Llama territory!

    Eroded hillside north of Negro Mayo, Peru.

    Beware vicuñas!

    Indigena village at 4.000 m. Peru, November 2008.

    Indigena village at 4.000 m. Peru, November 2008.

    Pampa + llamas.

    Settlement on the way to the 4.000+ m pass.

    Smooth, bleak pampa...

    Hail was coming my way!

    Tired and exhausted. Too many mountain passes and climbs!

    Sunset light in Negro Mayo, Peru.

    My night in a store room in Negro Mayo - the village that (to my surprise) didn´t have any accomodation. I slept for a beautiful 9½ hours on the soft llama skins...

    On this day..


    2 Responses to “Day 945 – Chalhuanca -> Negro Mayo (bed of llama skin, private)”

    1. Lisa C Says:

      Hi Nicolai,

      Aren’t llamas cute? Until they spit at you! Don’t get too close…

      And I guess the sky look kinda nice, until it hails on you! Always looking for the silver lining is good.


    2. Nicolai Says:

      They are very cute – and quite agile as well. Those fluffy, furry beasts can easily outrun the Danish cycle rat. You wouldn’t think so, would you… Haven’t met any spitting llama yet.

      Am convinced the spitting part is something only frustrated and domesticated zoo llamas develop! Llamas are cute. Period! 🙂


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