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    Day 953 – Chilca -> Lima (hostal)

    Chilca -> Lima (hostal)
    Distance (km) : 63
    Time on bike : 3h 9m
    Brutto time: 10.30 – 15.00
    Avg : 20.0 km/h
    Max.speed: 77.3 (TS)
    Total (km) : 38.058

    Kilometer-wise I know it’s a micro day getting in to Lima today. But the headwind is fierce. I’m trying to grab hold of one of the slower, passing trucks. After a few failed attempts, I manage to connect myself to the back of an old Dodge truck going up a minor hill. But the big potholes make it a little too risky and after just a few kms I have to let go again. Mentally, it’s a great boost though.

    Toll road booth just south of Metropolitan Lima, Peru...

    A mango break (4 ripe Fruits of Heaven consumed in no time at all. And at 0.70 USD a kilo I can afford it!) at the road side just before I hit the metropolitan area of Lima (approx. 9 mio. people) gives me enough energy to battle the huge capital and find my way to Miraflores, a “safer, more up-scale” (according to the travel litterature) suburb 10 km south of central Lima.

    I’ve studied the Greater Lima map and quite easily find my way through the suburban hordes of cars, minibusses, pedestrians and street vendors. To check in at the Loki Hostal feels just fine after 10 days of mostly hilly cycling and 1.150 km since I left Cusco…Time to relax and socialize for a while now. 🙂

    Me, Brazilian Marcelo and US Kitty at Loki Hostal, Lima - Peru...

    On this day..


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