Hostal Sumaj Jallpa
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Welcome to chile! Our ears pop as we finally descend a little - wooooo. We all manage to **** up our customs forms and I have an orange to declare, fail. We get through relatively easily and head to our hostel which is sunny with a lovely courtyard, and at least for some a nice hot shower. Our room is cute with bottles sunk into the wall and light blue duvet with morrocan-Esque tiles in the bathroom. We share with b, a little bit because ...
... city but it has a lot going on and more tourists. The surrounding landscape is beautiful with the Lascar volcano being right next door. The heat is immense and there are lots of tours which look exciting so we will most likely stay here for a few days. Other than that, the nightlife is supposed to be good so we are going to check that out tonight, being careful due to the altitude though ...
... pain in his calf and his hamstring rip!! Ouch!!!!
We got to our hostel, dropped our stuff, Oli rested his leg and I went in search of first aid provisions. I managed to find a cold compress that he could use every couple of hours, so unfortunately instead of heading out to explore Oli had to stay rested for our only two days in San Pedro.
By our last evening Oli was able to hobble a bit ...
... coming back. I see a few leaving the road at a point up ahead, doing a circle around a view point and turning back around. But the viewpoint is on top of the next large incline hill we have to climb and by now, Leesh is really battling. We have a minor disagreement about the ride and keep going. I kick on while she walks her bike up the hill to see if I can see anything over the ledge. But when approaching the top, I notice that there is just long, swooping hills to go ...
... or is recommended. I have heard of others doing it though, so will ride steady and see how I go. To put all this into perspective for any road cycling fans, San Pedro is at about the height of the highest passes in the Tour de France. From here I will climb the equivalent of two hors categorie climbs back to back, carrying 40 kilos on a heavy bike. I have not struggled with the altitude in San Pedro. I have been as high many times before, but never for very long. I ...