After my rear suspension repair, several options were presenting themselves to me. I had the possibility of returning north to visit the places I had missed, having to go as directly as possible to Santiago (Cusco, Bolivia, northern Argentina), but my heart was just not there and going back several thousand of kilometres was not something I was enthusiastically considering.
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!