Perú: Húanuco to Huancayo – Surprise finds and even some flat riding!
We’re back to just us – our ‘five-ness’ was briefly ‘three-ness’ again as we tarried a day in Huánuco. We’ve travelled over 1000km with Joe, and we hope there’ll be many more.
Cerro de Pasco, mines and stark bleakness mark the end of our climb from Huánuco. ‘Cerro’ is reminiscent of Butte (USA), another large hole in the ground with a town perched round it. Not a place to spend time, but some very friendly market stall holders and some of the best raisins we’ve had in a while. There’s maybe even a reduction in the calls of “gringo!”. Either that, or we’ve got used to it :-) The constant is the friendliness and kindness of the people we meet.
Progress feels good – time to plug in and catch up with our spanish lessons and other podcasts that have built up while the riding’s been more all-consuming. The contrast is welcome, but there’s only so much we can take. From Huancayo we’re back onto little roads – maybe we’ll see Joe’s tracks?!