November 10, 2008 GMT
9. Chiclayo to Caxamarca

I left Chiclayo (November 7) heading for Caxamarca 286 km away. The first 100 km were very good, but as soon you left the Panamericana, the road is no longer a road, it’s just a track with the biggest number of potholes per square meter I have seen. It took to me 8.5 hours. But I didn’t stay in Caxamarca, I continued to Baños del Inca, a 3 minutes away city with wonderful hot springs, a recreational site for the Inca. I stayed on Municipal Shelter, next door from the hot springs. 2.5 inches of hot water come to my room bath tub. A paradise.

I left in the Hotel in Chiclayo my tent, my Thermarest pad and other things, weighting 4 kg but occupying half of one of my lateral bags. I am not sad, believe me, the bike feels llighter and more hand able. I still have a small tarp and my hammock.
Amigo: ahora puedes leer la historia completa en mi libro "La Suramérica que recorrí". Ve a Las fotos, míralas aquí.
Salí de Chiclayo en Noviembre 7 hacia Caxamarca que está a 286 km de distancia. Los primeros 100 kilómetros sobre la Panamericana fueron muy buenos, pero apenas se deja esta vía, la carretera se convierte en un recuerdo de lo que fue, con el mayor número de huecos por metro cuadrado que yo haya visto. Me tomó 8.5 horas. No me quedé en Caxamarca, seguí hacia Baños del Inca donde hay unos termales buenísimos. Me alojé en el Albergue Municipal, vecino a los termales. A la bañera de la habitación le entran 2.5 pulgadas de agua directamente desde el nacimiento.

Dejé en el hotel de Chiclayo mi carpa, mi colchoneta Thermarest y otros gallos porque no estaba dispuesto a cargar por carreteras malas esos 4 kilogramos, además de que me ocupaban media de las maletas laterales. No estoy triste porque créanme, la moto se siente mas liviana y fácil de manejar. Todavía me quedan una pequeña carpa plana que extenderé cuando sea el momento, y mi hamaca que cabe en el bolsillo y podré colgar en cualquier momento.

Irrigation is a must in this desert. This side of the roas is irrigated
Irrigación es una necesidad en este desierto. Este lado de la carretera está irrigado.

This side of the roas is not irrigated
Este lado no está irrigado

As you travel toward interior valleys, irrigation produces pretty landscapes
A medida que la carretera se adentra en valles interiors, la irrigación produce bellos paisajes



And here, is the source of all beauty
Aquí está la fuente de toda esa belleza.

Climbing to Caxamarca
Trepando a Caxamarca


Alter climbing to 3150 m, Caxamarca city appears.
Después de subir hasta los 3150 m, la ciudad de Caxamarca aparece en un hermoso valle con ambiente a Sabana de Bogotá por los eucaliptos que hay.

This man is TOO prevented!
Este tipo es DEMASIADO prevenido!

Posted by Santiago Lema at November 10, 2008 12:01 AM GMT

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