Day 11. 30km. Arbol de Piedas – Hotel de Desierto

Posted: September 13, 2019 in Bolivia, Cycling
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Yesterday I slept with the foxes and today I ate with the rabbits. I pushed on through the elements and then walked through the door of Hotel de Desierto. Such a stark contrast – I’ve walked from the cold howling winds into 5 star luxury.

Dinner with a view

Dinner with a view

I was as warm as toast last night. I made sure I’d set up the tent, cooked and eaten before sunset. A fox was interested in my food.

The fox wanted my food

The fox wanted my food

I wrapped up to the maximum to warm up, and an hour later, I was too warm and was able to regulate the temperature nicely. Lunch was in a rocky area with very convenient protection from the wind. I wasn’t alone. The rabbits were out and keen to take my lunch.

My little lunch friend

My little lunch friend

And the road. Expecting a diabolically bad road, I was pleasantly surprised. I was able to cycle most of the time, only pushing around 30% of the time. The wind remained fierce and blowing directly against the way I wanted to go. My spirits were high after yesterday. I’ll check the road ahead and see what tomorrow brings.

On the road

On the road

On the road

On the road

My humble abode

My humble abode

Comments
  1. Eliza Waters says:

    That is a huge contrast in accommodations. 😉
    Bet the shower felt good!

  2. Absolutely wonderful landscapes!

    Nice to know that the rabbit wasn’t a white killer bunny.

  3. valerievolk says:

    Superb view from hotel – but I bet you missed the hungry bunnies ….

  4. Frans Driedonks says:

    Hallo We have been in this environment too in 2011. I have to correct you on the “rabbits”, they are called “Viscacha”. A rabbit would not survive in this environment. They can be found on the sunny side of rocks in the morning basking in the sun, trying to get warm after cold nights

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