Just a brief post from a wet, muddy, sloshy – but beautiful – Peru.
I’m still travelling the (back) roads with Kurt, plugging away at the most almighty medley of high mountain passes I’ve encountered in some time. Altitudes have been almost touching 5000m… with grades at over ten per cent. We’ve had it all. Rain, sleet, hail… even blue skies.
Thanks Pikes on Bikes (undisputed masters of mining roads) for concocting this incredible route, via Google Earth. Do check out their excellent blog post and ogle at the ridiculous elevation profile of this ride.
Next stop Huancavelica. Only a half dozen passes to go…
There’s no internet in Cajatambo, but there is in Oyon. Fight with the kids to get a seat in a cramped booth.
As well as doubles with bathrooms, El Minero (by the football pitch) has more basic rooms – 25 Sol for 2. It also has the perk that you can use its reasonably fast wifi – the only place in town, from what we could see.