Sleep over in Lima Airport
Trip Start Sep 28, 2006
99Trip End May 04, 2007
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I camped out for the next five hours in the very nice internet place near the escalators. The computers were new and fast, and the store was very quiet and clean so I was happy. I also was shocked by the prices--only S/.7 per hour, which worked out to be about 25 cents if you are an idiot like me and interpret this to mean .7 soles. Yeah, around 4:30 am I found out the hard way that it was actually 7 soles an hour. I mildly freaked out when I was slammed with the bill, but thankfully the guy was really nice and only charged me 20 soles or about six bucks. Not so bad, considering that I had accomplished a lot and managed to keep myself awake and entertained.
I started to crash as I headed to my gate--you know that awful sick feeling you get in your stomach when you've been up all night? For some reason I thought Dunkin Doughnuts at 4:30 am would be a good cure. I think I just saw it and was reminded of New Haven and New York and I felt nostalgic. And I was in tired stuff-my-face-with-junk-food mode. At least I did not wash down my munchkins with Inca Cola. Ugh. That stuff is yellow and scary.
My flight was practically empty, so I have no clue why when I bought my ticket in March and when I inquired thereafter the agents told me that it was fully booked. I had three seats to myself! I stretched out, put on my eye shades and ear plugs and passed out. I awoke 45 minutes later to the most gorgeous, clear views of the Andes.