May 8th, 2011


Lima, Day 1

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Got up this morning expecting to spend the night in La Paz, Bolivia. Instead, we missed our flight (don't ask), and instead of buying new tickets to Bolivia tomorrow, decided to just stay in Peru for the three weeks. We are now at a funky hotel in downtown Lima with a family of peacocks and a giant desert tortoise living on the second floor terrace.

Paul McCartney arrived in Lima today. I got pics of the several thousand people waiting to greet him, but was too busy missing my flight to actually see the man in person.

We fly to Iquitos, at the headwaters of the Amazon, on Tuesday. Hopefully we will manage at least one overnight on the river.

Ate cuy today. Tastes like chicken.