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A short hop to Bolivia

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

Back at Lima airport, it was like weŽd never been away. Withdrawal symptoms from departure boards and “bing-bongs” had started to set in – or maybe I was just fed up of hearing about “the toe”!

We checked in smoothly, all the rearrangments were confirmed, and it was looking as though we might finally make it to Bolivia!
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The Lima Limp

Monday, December 20th, 2004

We wandered outside the hotel for a short while, got some food (ridiculously cheap), and then came back at about 7pm. WeŽd been up for getting on 42 hours by now, and the plan was to sleep, sleep, sleep until 4am the next morning when weŽd be back at the airport all over again. At least that was the plan……..
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Monday, December 20th, 2004
While weŽd been with Judy in the Continental office, weŽd tried to get some free accommodation from them for all the inconvenience. Now, okay, you might think this is pushing it a bit far, since our flights on to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Nothing to declare

Monday, December 20th, 2004
With no sadness whatsoever, we managed to take off from Miami just before dawn on....canŽt remember what morning. But not before weŽd spotted a suspect package and told someone about it, only to immediately think "oh no, weŽve just ... [Continue reading this entry]

Welcome to Miami!

Sunday, December 19th, 2004
WeŽve read about the OTT procedures recently adopted by US immigration and can vouch for their complete lack of organisation. They also publish a list of pledges, including one about being corteous to passengers, but weŽre not sure if ... [Continue reading this entry]

Who burnt the toast??

Friday, December 17th, 2004
ItŽs amazing how the small things in life can lead to bigger things. WhoŽd have thought that a fire alarm one hour before we were due to leave Gatwick could cause us so much hassle. Needless to say, ... [Continue reading this entry]