Hotel Rio Verde
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... region in Peru. Unfortunately, for some reason buses don't run the direct route, and so we were forced to travel via Chiclayo, a dirty little transit town that doesn't seem to have anything to hold the traveller's interest. Our stopover here was around 5 hours, which we wasted in a pleasant-enough cafe up the street from the terminal, consuming icecream and serenaded by local buskers playing traditional music.
... the roads got flatter and less curvy, though with mototaxis to dodge & hoot constantly.
Qute soon after Catacocha we dropped down into big lush river valleys overshadowed by high dry hills – the valleys were lush green with young sugarcane and even lusher rice paddies until the landscape became dry lowland desert, the dry brown soil and trees punctuated by the gorgeous bright green leaves & trunks of ...
... must be nice. Our chairs recline almost the entire way, come with pillows and blankets, there is air conditioning and meals are served! Yay food! We just finished a movie (in Spanish, but I understood the plot) and we are about to get a yummy smelling dinner.
We should arrive in Lima around 9:15am. This might be the best night of sleep yet.
# of bus rides: 4
# of cities: still 3
# of countries: 2
Other numbers are the same.
Next stop: Lima, Peru
As soon as we woke up we noticed that the wind was still going as strongly as it was the night before. We thought it would be calmer in the morning and build up slowly during the day as it had the previous days but it was blowing strongly from the moment we woke up. It would make for a slow going day on the bike.
I was feeling much better and managed to eat breakfast, which was an omlette, with cheap, hotdog sausage chopped up into it, over a bed of rice, with a black, ...
... of just hardened dirt mixed with rocks. Than we had to stop for resealing and had to wait approx. 15 mins. This was followed by a section of 30 km of rough raod , that was prepared to be sealed in the future. After we had gone through this it was time for a cup of coffee and all we could find was a very local place. This included the toilets !!!!!! But they prepared us a decent cup ...