I am writing this at the airport hotel in Lima, awaiting our 02.55 am flight to Toronto, not looking forward to that! Have put a bit about our unusual morning on the Cusco page. The flight was only 90 minutes, we left in brilliant sunshine, the scenery was barren Andes all the way, until we approached Lima, which was in thick fog as usual. Must be dispiriting to live here, perhaps a different season might bring a bit better weather. I will hope to add more in the airport lounge, just off to eat. The hotel staff have been wonderful, they know we are not staying, but they have put all our luggage, still on trolleys, into storage, gave us the internet code, a seat in the bar, we had a good meal in the restaurant, and they pushed my luggage all the way back to the terminal for me.
Okay, back now, Air Canada took ages to open their bag drop, but we reached the lounge about 12.40 am. Fortified with strong coffee to keep me awake, and a couple of sandwiches I don’t need, but it might fool my body into staying awake for a bit longer!
Peru has been an incredible eye opener. At no time did I feel unsafe, Peru4Less could not have done more to ensure we were looked after, never had to carry a bag or worry about a boarding pass. They were always on time, with a smile, and that meant a lot.
I imagine people will ask what was the best bit, and the usual response is ‘all of them’. I guess for me what will stand out is the stay in the rainforest, and Machu Picchu itself. But the friendliness of the local people and their willingness to help made it special too.
Rog continues to cough very frequently and his nose is pouring. He had real problems with ear pain coming into land at Lima, so I had to find an airport pharmacist for some decongestant tablets and cough pastilles. Hopefully a change of country may bring a an improvement.
A few final shots of Peru
Isn’t she cute?!