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Getting to Lima

semi-overcast 63 °F

Ok I am officially in Lima Peru and Thom and I are safe so let's just put that out on the table. However it has not been the best journey so far. Let's see....I think I will never fly to or from Miami again. We took American Airlines to Miami and when we got there it was 9 P.M. Since the first flight was a domestic one there were no frills...and I mean no frills. If you actually wanted to watch something it was clips of T.V. shows off of ABC, not even one full show...

I digress... Ariving at Miami we were a bit hungry and new that our international flight was going to be at midnight we figured we'd grab something decent in the airport....oh sorry everything in the whole friggn' airport closes at 9!!!! Ok Swell.

Then we get on Air Lan which by the way is a pretty decent international air line and the people on the plane were super nice. But, of course my monitar would not load propperly and so I had no T.V. Again fine since our flight was a red eye landing at 4:30 a.m. Peru time, 5:30a.m. our time...that's right kids it is actually only an hour behind????

But the best is last to come. Upon arriving and proceeding through customs and then finally to baggage we waited....and waited...and waited...until "No Mas" "No more" was told.....We were fortunate to have gotten our two backpacks but our other two bags are still in Miami...way to go American Airlines!!!!
I am missing my hiking boots my mat to sleep on when we camp and everything you could possibly need in the bathroom.....Thom is also missing all of these things as well as his underwear....Fabulous.....

So we meet with our guide in an hour or two and I am hoping we can get things straight with the airport since we will be on the move....Good Grief!!!!

Ok so aside from that after and very long nap, Thom and I decided to go out and explore Lima a little. We walked to the Plaza de Armas where we happened to run into a fabulous parade with people dressed in traditional Peruvian costumes and music and dance. Then this one group came up the street some wearing these pretty ugly black masks and one was a woman with tons of red lipstick on this mask. She came up to us dancing and kissed thom on the face and left a huge stain of lipstick in is beard.....Not sure what this ment or symbolzed hopefully that better luck is to come.

We did find a really nice Vegetarian place to eat at down the street and an amazing man named Lenny who helped translate food choices for us since our Spanish is pretty bad I have t admit. He and his family were so nice. Thank God for people like that especially when you are already feeling very volunrable.

Ok last update...Thom said he met our guide and (I can't remember his name right now) but he is from Hungry speacks very good English and says he can help us to get our bags!!! There is hope!
I will keep you posted but from here we go to Paracas National Park and camp one night, Boat trip around Bastelle Islands and then to Nazca desert to see the lines formed by ??? no one knows. So probably won't be by a computer for the next 3 days but please leave me messages for when I do.

Posted by Kelly Rose 14:27 Archived in Peru Tagged transportation Comments (7)


Working it out before we are gone...

So I am writing this to test and see that if you subscribed, does it notify you through your e-mail when a new entry is posted? Also I wanted to correct what I said previously for those who have not subscribed to do that and not "bookmark." Finally, a heads up on my grammar and spelling (I work with a lot of teachers). I am terrible at it and will probably be even worse on the road so don't be a hater....I went to school for music and I only had to know the alphabet A-G and count to 4. To us a period is a dot that extends a note's rhythm value and apostrophes are where you breath. If one or two of you want to give a shout out that you were notified of this entry that would be swell. More exciting news to come.....16 days and counting!

Posted by Kelly Rose 15:57 Tagged preparation Comments (7)

Before we go

This is just the first trial entry. I have decided to keep record of our planned trip to Peru and Bolivia here as to have one central place that everyone can access. I hope that you will bookmark this somewhere and leave lots of comments while we are away. Obviously I do not know yet, nor have any control as to what kind of internet services will be obtainable once we arrive in Peru, but I plan on updating and checking when the situation presents itself.

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