I had to cross Peru and Northern Chile fast to get my suspension fixed. I was nevertheless hit by major cultural differences and modern infrastructure.
I don’t leave Peru by choice. My bike’s suspension issues pushed me southward where it will undergo major surgery in Chile! Sand and wine to wrap things up!
A bad navigation decision got me badly isolated. The high altitude path that I got stuck on, even if spectacular, became a very chilling challenge.
Ecuador was a contrast from Colombia. Multiply this by 10 and you get the feeling I got when entering Peru! It was dusty, hot, poor, noisy, busy… And fun!
The past days were spent visiting the great cities of Cuenca, doing an incredible hike on a water filled crater, and driving the curvy roads of Ecuador.