""How long to get to so-and-so?" was futile, as most rural dwellers had no concept of time and distance in a vehicle" It seemed so straightforward getting from point A to point B with the Andes inbetween. Had even gone so far as to Google map the route. Towards the end of each day's hard riding, had to stop out of frustration and ask, " much further?" "Not far." Live and learn.