Nick Vindin, host of the Subaru World of Cycling and all-round adventurer, is tackling an ambitious cycling challenge, a 1000km ride from La Paz in Bolivia to Cuzco in Peru. Follow his journey here on Cycling Central.
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Nick Vindin

7 Apr 2015 - 5:20 PM  UPDATED 13 Apr 2015 - 3:34 PM

(Read earlier episodes here)

Episode 8: South American Witchcraft
Day 5: Juli to Pallalla
Distance travelled: 55km

Last night was peculiar. Two grown men were left well and truly spooked.

The commotion outside our tents - in the form of banging, flapping, whistling, digging and scratching left me feeling like I was in the Blair Witch Project. I feared I had penned my last blog.

Thankfully the seance - real or imagined - was a friendly one and we woke up at 5.30am ready for another day on the roads of Peru. Moral of the story - don't set up camp near anything resembling an ancient ruin.

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It was pancake flat today and despite trucks and buses occasionally trying to line us up head on (in our lane) for the most part we enjoyed a cruisy day relishing the chance to take it all in.

Lunch and dinner were the same as yesterday - although the views we enjoyed and our campsite were vastly different.

I am hoping there will be no demons raised from the clay of the dry section of Titicaca where we have set up camp tonight and I doubt there will be. Dr Nick befriended a farmer by carrying her load (earning us access to her well in the process) and a gentleman out walking his cow has already wished us a good night. The cow was less gracious.

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Share your support for the pair on Twitter using #2on2doPeru and tune in for tomorrow for the next installment.