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... to the airport, collect my bag and joining all those queues again to board our flight to Lima.
See, some aspects of holidaying can be really BORING.
When we arrived in Lima and did the immigration queue yet again (YAWN) went to collect our bags. The carousel was rather bereft of luggage, but eventually mine appeared.
Said carousel then ground to a halt.
Yes folks, once again Graham and his bag have parted ways.
Lets see how long for this ...
... in and dropped my clothes of at a place down the road. I met up with Matt later that night for dinner and a few drink. His partner had flown out that morning. You can order jugs of beer but when you order you have to ask for amber (pale), rubia (ale) or nigre (stout). Matt was due to catch a bus out that night but the pass was closed so I had a knock on my door at 11pm. He'd checked into my hostel for the next couple of nights.
Thursday 29/05/2014: Matt, Bruno and I met up in ...
... his rule. The 1st of May was Labour Day & to celebrate some 40,000+ people (mainly trade unionists & the communist party) took to the streets to protest against the government. Whilst we avoided the march area we could hear its progress from the lookout at the Cerro de San Cristobal. Seems people are keen to use their right to voice their opinions now that they ...
... who walk fast, and I walked behind Zane so my eyes were on the bag the whole time. It's a gorgeous hill and should be done on a full stomach with no jet lag.
We got tired and hungry easily. We found a pizza joint which no-one spoke English in but we managed to signal using fingers and smiles. All good, we ordered 3 slices of traditional pizza (italian influence in chile in some places, previously settled by some italians in places). It came to ...
... We are right on the cusp of fall here, and everyone in the fmaily had work and school to attend to, so by and large Natalie and I were left to our own devices. It was just as well, because we felt we needed some time to relax and rest up for two weeks of quick traveling.
When we were around the house, which was a good amount of our time, we were in the company of Digna, the woman who runs the house. Digna was quite a surprise for us. Whatever we were expecting, it wasn't what we ...