December 02, 2013 GMT
ride the death road

mon 21st road out of lapaz north to ride the death road what a ride white knuckle but it had to be done great when it was finnished i droped the bike once in deep gravel about hafe hour later my brasilen friend droped it also so 1 each on the way back to lapaz we took the tarmac road hit lapaz at 5 oclock in the afternoon
going round in circles trying to get to the hotel with all the one way traffic in the end i said f...k it and drove down a one way street the wrong way it was good to get my own back on the lapaz taxi drivers laughing all the way the next day set of for lake tititcaca only about 100 miles away found a nice hotel on the lake front 80 paso a night or about 8 23rd went over to the isle of sol outstanding but walking up to the temple of the sun nearly killed me the altiude is realy geting to me
on thursday morning i headed to cusco louie was off back to brasil had a good ride still abit of bother in Puno from the polictical demos there broken glass on the road ect but i got through ok then on to cusco could not find the hostel i had the adress for so flaged a taxi down got him to take me there. good place 25 solos a night
friday had a wander round cusco booked the train to go up to machupicchu 250 dollors us including a hotel there saterday night cusco is expensive only to be expected thoe tourist trap went up to machupicchu got ther about 2 good hotel then i went o the hotspings for a soak after nice meal and a few pisco sours
sunday up at 4 for the walk up to machupincchu got ther just befor 6 when they open
little bit cloudie so the sun did not come up till after 7 had a good tour guide and spent a nice morning there but i was done by 2 oclock but my train back was not till 18 45 lot of hagning around but met some nice dutch guys ther one lives in alicante what inly 49 mile from my place in sax also argentinan guy and his new zeland girl friend we talked rugby , but by the time i got back to cusco i was knackerd
went stright to bed
monday the 2nd bit of work on the bike tomorow i head to lima

Posted by Geoff Stacey at December 02, 2013 08:24 PM GMT
 


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