Monday, November 28, 2011

Peru Tacna to Puno

In general I like to try all kind of local foods but for past few days was nothing but chicken, so when I found a great burger place here in Tacna I jumped on it like I never seen food before, and o boy that was great :).
The hostel I stayed at was nice and quiet place so I had a decent night of sleep and because for a change I didn't had to far to go this day I was taking it easy in the morning. After the usual continental breakfast I started packing my bike when the hostels owner stop by and started asking me about the trip and where I'm going next, so I showed to him on my gps the road I want it to take today. Well his quick answer for me was to skip that part and go through Puno instead as this road is very bad, normally I would like to find out for my self but because I'm on schedule I had no choice but to take his advise.
So long story short I had ride back 100miles to previous town and take the road through the mountains, naturally I was not happy about it but my mood changed when I got to the mountain road, that was a great ride with awesome views.

Yea I know, more desert :)
The first 100 miles went quick, I had to stop in aduana office but the was just formality and few stamps later I was back on the road. I had to fill up in first town as I knew that there will be nothing all the way to Puno and as I pulled into the gas station guess who I run into? It was Dave and Dough with his wife taking their break, this time they were heading for Chile and skipping Bolivia all together. Well its their choice and I wish them best of luck, so after short chat we went our separate ways.

This was one fun ride, the road was very twisty at times and going over beautiful mountains.
4635m its the highest so far for me

Few speed bumps along the way, like those guys :P
or those
it started to snow a little so I had to gear up

The scenery changed on the other side
More speed bumps

and finally got to Puno where I stayed for the night

Found a hostel that the only good thing about it was its price, o well it is what it is , OK La Paz coming soon


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