Oh goodness. We made it to Lima, Peru in one piece. So far so good. Thankfully, the trip here was free of drama, twists and turns, and other complications that I´ve had the great fortune of experiencing on previous travels.
Alin and I are setup for the night at in Miraflores at a place called Hotel de Las Americas. This place is supposed to be a five star hotel. It´s definitely nice, I just wouldn´t consider it a five-star hotel as compared to places I´ve been to in the States. Nevertheless, it´s a warm place to lay our heads, comes with free breakfast, and most importantly free Internet access. This basically means I can come in here and update this hear blog without any worries about how long I might take or what it might cost.
We checked into this place and were delighted to a free cocktail, a pisco sour, on the house. We made our way to the piano bar to redeem our free drink and have ourselves a late dinner. The ambiance of this place is comforting, safe, and friendly.
Alin and I are making a very concious effort to try and speak the language. It´s going to definitely be a challenge, but I don´t feel it is insurmountable (sp?). Getting to the hotel was entertaining. We rented a car for our stay in Lima, which will total 3 days, including today. We were fortunate enough to have our car parked downstairs in the parking lot of our hotel. I´m not so sure we´re going to be that lucky as we´ll be moving out of this place and into something a little, how you say... affordable?
For our first night in Lima, I´m pretty excited. I am definitely looking forward to the memories Alin and I will forge on this trip. I´m sure we´ll have great stories for the grand kids.
Miss you all back in the States, much love.