Two days of airports to get to my final destination

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American Airlines introduced some ecuadorian ingredients on their menu, that was cool. Omelet with chochos and Llapingacho (Potato tortilla)

As all past travels i had everything well organized, luggage done on time, good sleep, good mood and energy, so a good flight Quito - Miami and on time... but the nightmare started once i arrived in Miami. All of us who arrived from different flights had to wait for about 40 min. before going to Migration where it was absolutely full and in my case it took me 2 long hours to get done. Because of this i lost my connection to LA and then i had to make another 1 hour line to get my tickets changed, this all was absolutely ridiculous, most of the people had to get their tickets changed and no one really gave us a clear and good explanation of the reason of the delay in migration. So, my only alternative was flying that night to SFO instead of LA, unfortunately because of a broken window, my plane had to be substituted by another one comming from Orlando.

5 hours flight delay from Mia to SFO. I was really surprised how patient were the other passengers, no anger, no massive claimings. :)
.. that meant 5 hours of delay, finally i got into the plane at 01.00 a.m arriving in San Francisco at 04.00, i was so tired that i had a great sleep on the plane. Once in SFO i ate, washed and tried to have my computer working to send some e-mails and call my friends and family. I met very friendly people working on Delta Airlines who gave me directions about what to do in the city and even borrow me their mobil phones to do some long distance calls. I was so tired that i decided to just stay at the airport till my flight to Portland leaves at 20.00.

In the airport of SFO i saw this exhibition of flight attendant uniforms from 1920 until nowadays, it was nice, specially since one of my dreams before was to be in the air transport industry but it didn´t work. Also there was this collection of stones from all over the world in the hall, it was very beautiful! i spend a long time there. I knew that there´s a big Asian community in SFO so i went to have some Asian delis, twice! In the airport there´s also an Aircraft museum for those who like that. These are just some things you can do if you have to spend some hours there in a future travel, it was not boring at all.

I finally arrived in Portland and my friends were there waiting for me, we were very happy to meet again. Then we drove south to Salem which is just 50 min. away.

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