Santa Rosas de Osos – Valdivia : The downhill starts

Monday 06 , January 2020 88,3 km – Total so far: 656,2 km

I woke up at 05:45 and at 06:45 I already had breakfast.The usual menu: scrambles eggs, some arepas and coffee.
I started pedaling at a temperature of 12°C. It was 7:30 in the morning and the new day was dawning.The road went up and down and the landscape once again looked like Switzerland.

Later on the sun came out and it felt so good to feel the warm sunbeams on my body and skin. Temperature rose up to 24°C and it was fun to cycle. Very nice. I enjoyed.

Before arriving at Yarumal I stopped in the middle of nowhere to have a coffee. I saw the woman who worked there was doing some handcraft and I asked her about it. She showed me her work then. She was doing all kinds of handcrafts with bottle caps, very nice. She already won a big price in 2014. It was amazing. She e.g. did all of the tricots, balls etc. of Colombian’s national team. Super interesting.

Today I found a machete on the road and I carried it with me. Then I saw a guy working in the fields and asked him if he wanted to have the machete. Yes, and how he wanted! He really was so happy he almost kissed me when I gave it to him.

My plan today was to go to Yarumal but I already arrived there at noon and  I was still feeling fit. After I had some lunch there I decided to keep going on to Valdivia.

Valdivia is just a small village at the side of the road. I was happy that at least they had a hotel there.

After a shower I went to eat. The food was not fresh. Warmed up chicken. Not very tasty.

I went back to my room and did the routine work. Packing my stuff and then going to sleep. It was 9:30pm.

Lets go
Lets go
Happy cows
Happy cows
Mountains
Mountains
More mountains
More mountains
Passing Yarumal
Passing Yarumal
Downhill!
Downhill!
The rock
The rock
Having a break
Having a break
View from Yarumal
View from Yarumal
At the top
At the top
The artist lady
The artist lady
The coffee shop
The coffee shop
Bottle caps art
Bottle caps art
Bottle caps art
Bottle caps art
Epic
Epic
 Vultures orgy
Vultures orgy
Farmer carrying  milk churns
Farmer carrying milk churns
The really downhill begins
The really downhill begins
A lot of fog
A lot of fog
A lot of fog
A lot of fog
Valdivia here I am
Valdivia here I am
View from my room
View from my room
View from my room
View from my room
Lunch
Dinner

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