Back into the desert
Trip Start Oct 16, 2012
136Trip End Apr 20, 2013
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After an hour or so we entered back into the desert and were surrounded by a flat landscape of golden sand again. It seemed so familiar after our adventures in the desert only a few days ago
We continued on and managed to make a good time, as the wind was tolerable. I listened to our Spanish language lessons on my Ipod and found that the time flew as I was concentrating on the pronunciation of the words. We were heading towards the hills and it was nice to have something on the horizon to aim towards. As the day rolled on the landscape began to change as we arrived in the foothills, with small rivers, green trees and crops growing. We saw fields of rice paddies, growing in the irrigated lowlands. We saw a truck full of about 30 women returning to a town at the end of the day, presumably from a day in the rice fields. We stopped for some drinks at a small shop and planned our next couple of cycling days. Kory helped an old lady who was trying to start a beaten up, old VW that looked like it was good for nothing but the scrap yard.
We had been intending to camp but couldn't resist the idea of a shower, as we were covered in sand again. So as we cycled through Chepen we looked out for a hotel and found one to checke
in to, which was clean and quiet and only cost 20 soles ($8 for both of us). Then set about cooking us up some dinner on the camp stove and relaxing in front of the TV, watching FoxLife.