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March 12th, 2007 – by: StephanieofDoom
About three days before we were supposed to leave, we finally got the tickets in the mail! Mind you, we also had to buy tickets by boat to get to Buenos Aires, which is where we were supposed to fly from. In 50 hours of travel time, we took a bus from Montevideo to Colonia, Uruguay, and then a boat from Colonia to Buenos Aires, Argentina. We shared a taxi with an Australian doctor to the airport, caught the plane, landed in Santiago, Chile--we ordered our luggage to not be transfered to the next plane due to the fact our luggage had been lost already once that trip, but then we weren't allowed to enter the country!! After 12 hours of waiting around in the Chilean airport in the middle of the night listening to latin music videos, we were reconnected with our luggage and on our way to Lima, Peru. PHEW!
Lima on the coast on Peru, very close to the equator yet year-round is about only 80 degrees, much different than say, a Southeast Asian country. Thank God. Having only a few hours to see the city before we had to catch a 20-hour bus to Cuzco, I immediately set out to visit one of the ONLY Starbucks in South America. My aunt went online and asked other travellers for where they might be in Lima, but she was called a horrible American and a beast for wanting to know. :( The thing I love MOST about travelling is eating the food from the country--and yes, that includes the "American" style stuff, too! I'll eat guinea pig and cheeseburgers, pig intestine and tall lattes.
The last 20 hours of the 50 of travelling were on the way to Cuzco.
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