September 2nd, 2006 – by: thenewextrememimi
Due to TSA carry-on bans and reduced packing space, all photos in this travel blog were taken largely without the aid of hair gels, hair poofers, hair smoothers, hair straighteners, hair brushes, blowdryers, acne medication, lip gloss, lip tint, face wash, oil blotty sheets, and in the case of the amazon, in 90% humidity. Thank you.
San Francisco to Houston. Houston to Lima. After 12 hours of flying, we landed in Lima at midnight. The plan was to get out to Cusco first thing the next morning.
It didn't make any sense to get a taxi into town just to so we could sleep in a hotel, so we decided to sleep in the airport. I say sleep loosely, because I don't think any of us got any. The best sleeping spots, on a raised platform on the second floor, had already been claimed by a big group of backpackers, and all the rows of seats in the airport had arm rests so you couldn't lie down.
The airport is very small and we quickly ran out of things to do. There was a cafeteria area with fast food. There was this really yummy sauce at the chicken place but that was about it. There were people selling massages. There was a small bar to drink at. The drinks are expensive for Peru. There is a souvenier shop and a grocery type store.
So, we ate. And tried to sleep. And drank. And smoked. And ate. And tried to sleep. Around 3AM, JP broke down and bought an overpriced massage. Apparently, it was very unsatisfying.