Lidia&Allen So. America 2019 travel blog

DFW to Lima Flight Map

5245 km travelled & 5472 km to go ?!

5468 km to Destination (Philadelphia ?) And we'll be there in 32...

Have wheels and 'Emmanual' power. Will Travel !

Relaxing on our 'small' bed at the hotel

View from hotel room to courtyard

View from hotel to surrounding hills

Seven hour flight, 100% full, from Dallas to Lima proceeds without issue. Interesting facet was that the flight route map shown throughout the flight indicates the 'planned' route is from Dallas to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ?! And throughout the flight the map updates to show two arrows proceeding south; one from Dallas, and one from Philadelphia ! The destination and flight map were never corrected, and the two flight path arrows converged/arrived in Lima without incident.

The airline and airport staff in Lima were SO different than in Austin or Dallas. We were met exiting the airplane by an attendant w/wheelchair, and were whisked thru Immigration & Customs. Then to LATAM Airlines to check-in for the flight to Cusco. Again, LATAM staff were extremely efficient & helpful co-ordinating our rapid progress thru security and boarding. 1.5 hour flight and we deplane onto the tarmac on a bright, sunny morning at 09:00. Again, met by wheelchair attendant, collect checked luggage, and to waiting hotel car for 15 minute ride thru Cusco to hotel. Check-in to our comfortable, clean room with view across Cusco to the surrounding hills.

Cusco is at 11,000 foot elevation and the oxygen level is more scarce, and so we are feeling a bit light-headed; not uncommon to have headaches & nausea, and some people are bed-ridden for a day or two. BUT, coca tea to drink, and coca leaves to chew, are readily available and greatly assist relieving the effects of the oxygen deficient high altitude. We'll have a week to relax, acclimate to the elevation, and for Lidia's foot to heal more.

Ciao for now

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