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Day 1492, Ica – Chincha: Pisco Claims

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Oct - 21 - 2014

Distance: 110.45 km
Ride time: 6:35:19
Average: 16.76 km/h
Max speed: 38.01 km/h
Total: 29725 km

So far I would describe cycling in Peru as a lot of nothingness with a few villages in between. Today it was as if I somehow made it back to civilization. Instead of desert the road out of Ica was mostly surrounded my wine yards, and there were plenty of villages which always comes in handy for a cold drink, a coffee or a small meal.

Being only 200 and some kilometers south of Lima the traffic is also starting to pick up, without reaching insane levels yet. Different cycling from being out there on the dirt roads next to the Andes Mountains, but for now I’m content to be making steady progress to the north.

I remember enjoying a pisco sour, a typical south American drink, with good friends in Santiago half a year ago. They believed strongly that the drink was Chilean. The Peruvians believe just as strong that the drink is from Peru. Today I passed the city of Pisco – a good argument for the Peruvian claims to the pisco drink.

In Chincha I was looking for a cheap hotel with Wifi as it will be my dad’s birthday tomorrow and I would like to be able to make a Skype call.

Categories: Peru
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