Trip Start Aug 01, 2008
16Trip End Aug 16, 2008
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No I didnīt vanish off the face of earth but I have arrived in Lima, Peru safe and sound. Being able to get here is another story a touch of luck I guess.
I flight from LAX to Atlanta then Lima on Delta airline turned out to be more than I bargained for. As you are all aware of the crazy gas prices in US that result in the airline industry to cut cost by cutting flights salary benefits etc. Because of this my original flight was oversold and I was transferred from 610 am flight to 715am flight to Atlanta. However, for the 715 am flight, the pilots were on strike and decided not to come to work. The flight was delayed to 815 am then 915 am then 12 pm. Wow, this means I am going to miss my connecting flight to Lima from Atlanta. People at the terminal were extremely frustrated some got mad and were cursing and some were stcuk at LAX for days
The flight to Lima was unevenful, it took about 8.5 hours. Too bad this plane has no personal screen and entertainment system with games etc like my last flight to Santiago. Good thing I got my I-Pod to keep me busy.
I arrive at Lima around 115 am local time ( Lima is 2 hours ahead of LA, same time zone as Chicago). Getting out of the airport I had to squeeze pass hundreds of locals who are hanging out trying to pick up some business from the tourists. Luckly my packaged tour hired someone to pick me up so I avoided all the crazy taxi drivers. By the time I arrive at the hotel is 130 am I finally went to bed at 2 am. Very tired.