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Sep 28, 2015 - More airports.

Monday. Sleeping in felt so good. We did have to hit breakfast by 9 but our airport pick up wasn't until 11 so no real rush this morning. Here's the carry-over fallout from yesterday's debacle tho: we'd planned to do the rest of our shopping in Lima on Monday as we were supposed to stay at the same hotel we'd been at our first day: the El Tambo 2. We knew the area and had decided on the stores we wanted to go to and what we wanted to buy. Well, we were going to be stuck in the Lima airport all day (our Lima- Miami flight didn't leave until...

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Sep 23, 2015 - Travel day and Fun facts!

Wednesday Today, being just a travel day from Puno (left at 1:10pm) to Lima (arrived 3pm, left at 6pm) to Santiago, Chile (arrived 11pm), there's not a lot to share. Everything went well; all connections made. It was nice to arrive in Santiago and know that our hotel (Holiday Inn) was just outside the airport doors and not an hour drive away! So instead, I'll catch up on some info from past entries. At the hotel in Puno, Eco Inn, there were 6 alpacas in a pen just outside the restaurant. I noticed a baby all by itself the first day and...

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Sep 13, 2015 - Out and About in Lima

Sunday. While we were able to sleep in a bit this morning, the large tour group having breakfast right below our bedroom window started a whole lot earlier than we'd planned on getting up. Since the bed is the WORLD'S HARDEST bed, it wasn't too difficult to get up anyway. By the time we made it down to the breakfast room a little before 9, the tour group had moved on so it was more peaceful. We enjoyed a decent breakfast buffet and tried the Peruvian coffee....you know coffee's strong when even Jef had to add more milk to it so it was way...

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Aug 26, 2015 - Lima to Quito (or not)....

So there always has to be one shitty day during a holiday and this was it. After our stop at Sillustani and then our flight from Juliana to Lima - we arrived back at Casa Andina. Mick, Tash and Felix chilled in the pool and I took advantage of some fast wifi!! We had an interesting supper at Saqra - just down the road from the hotel. Interesting Peruvian food. As we were heading to the airport, our flight all looked good and on time. At check-in I noticed that our flight was due to take off at 15.35 as opposed to the 12.25 we were...

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Aug 8, 2015 - Johannesburg to Sao Paulo to Lima....

So it has been two rather full days of travelling, which have left us somewhat tired, but certainly very excited about the next part of our trip.... We left home early on Thursday morning, kids feeling rather smug, particularly Tash as we drove past St. Mary's and all of her friends were heading off to school. Flight to Sao Paulo was rather uneventful, always difficult flying though the day as they want to make you think it is the evening so you try and get some sleep, I think we all did get a little bit of sleep, but certainly not as much...

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May 11, 2015 - Lima - Where's Paddington Bear?

Flew 3500km from Santiago to Lima, Peru. 10 million people living on top of a 60m cliff at the edge of the ocean! Great views though, but the persistent sea haze is still there. Perfect weather again - but then Lima only has 5mm of rain a year! However that's in the form of drizzle so probably 20 days x .05mm a day (excuse the maths)! Its actually a desert - everything is watered by hand and amazing how many parks and gardens there are. Toured the centre of Lima - very European/Spanish influence. Lots of churches, 90% of population is...

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South America 2015

Apr 28, 2015 - Lima Peru

Two nights in Lima at the Casa Adnina Select hotel in Miraflores, a section of Lima near the Pacific Ocean ($127 a night and a very nice hotel with restaurant). Miraflores is considered one of the safest places in Lima, even at night. Today we took an informative city tour I booked online with Viator ($36.00). We visited the Love Garden built above the cliffs on the Pacific, stopped on one of the 43 pre Inca prymides, toured colonial Lima including the main Plaza de Armes, where Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro lived and was murdered,...

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Apr 27, 2015 - PERU and a tour of Machu Piccu

I arrived in Lima, Peru on my way to an 11 day tour that includes Machu Picchu, Cusco, The secred Valley, and Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world. I am traveling this time with a partner, Leanor, a fellow retired teacher from St. Croix. We left St. Croix at 8 am by way of Miami and arrived in Lima a little after 5 pm. I didn't expect the 1 hour drive to our hotel in Miraflores. We were offered a free pisco sour, the national drink in Peru and had some appitizers and were too tired to do anything else. Staying at the Casa Andina...

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Apr 13, 2015 - Lima & Ecquador

Met another couple who are on our tour in the airport. Get our seat allocations & proceed to customs who send us back to ground floor to pay US$31 each to get out of Peru. Apparently if you stay less than 24 hours then you pay. On to the plane at 10.30 am & that's where we sat for the next hour & half waiting for passengers from a connecting flight. Arrive in Guamito,meet the guide & the 3rd couple of our group and into the bus for a 4 hour trip to Cuenco. Once into the hills it began to rain & fog set in until we reached 4200 metres & it...

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Jan 22, 2015 - Lima/Barranco and home to Vancouver

Precisely on time (amazing considering the traffic in to Lima) we arrived at the Excluciva depot in Lima. We jumped into a private taxi endorsed from Excluciva and made our way to the 3B Barranco Bed & Breakfast. What a lovely little place. It is very chic, ultra modern and very clean. Apparently it was an old house that was in disrepair so the owner tore it down and built the new structure instead. The space was very narrow so it was a challenge for him and his niece (an architect) to design a functional hotel space, but they managed to do...

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Jun 13, 2014 - San Jose,Costa Rica to Lima,Peru

At the end of our last edition it was Saturday 7th June and we were in Monteverde in Costa Rica. We had an interesting transfer to another tourist town called La Fortuna which involved a small well-used coach which had an engine that screamed as soon as we went near an incline. The planned route had to be altered as the dirt roads we were using had been badly effected by the heavy rain and were subject to rock falls. We eventually arrived at a muddy bank by a lake edge and then a small boat turned up. We all transferred to the boat and it...

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Jun 10, 2014 - Huanchaco to Lima, Peru

Sunday 8th June 2014 Huanchaco to Lima, Peru Today we set off at about 7:00am and drove along the Pan American Highway to the south. The day was misty and overcast and quite cool - only about 18C. It didn't warm up much all day. The weather here looks as though it could rain, but it never does at any time of the year, as it is a desert. Any crops are grown with irrigation from the rivers that run out of the mountains. The ancients first set up the irrigation hundreds, even thousands of years ago and they still grow crops in the same way. We...

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