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Buenos Aires to Lima - Day 19

A smack in the face and a long, cold night...

31 °C

The power came back on at 7am, waking us from our sweaty, broken sleep. It was going to be a long day. We showered, did some planning we missed yesterday and checked out of the hostel.

We wanted a big lunch as our flight wasn't until later that night, so we went to a cafe around the corner and ordered a huge pizza to share. Andrew got a little more than he bargained for though. He leant down to put the iPad in his bag under the table at the same time the waiter delivered our enormous pizza on a massive metal tray, and the waiter ended up smacking him in the face with the pizza tray! I shouldn't laugh, but it was really funny, so I did!*

We took a taxi to the airport and it poured with rain as soon as we arrived. We spent our last Argentine pesos, as you can't change them, on an orange juice and a cake each at Starbucks and then waited. But the thunder and lightning came and so did the delay to our flight, leaving us cold at the departure gate with no money to buy snacks or drinks. After 3 1/2hrs of delay we boarded our flight to Lima, getting into an even colder plane, which meant me stealing a second blanket and wrapping it around my head just to keep warm while I napped. The moral of this story is always wear appropriate clothing to the airport, especially for a night flight - three quarter length leggings are not.

We arrived at the hostel - the House Project in Miraflores - in Lima at 3am, the owner opening the door in a tshirt and boxers in the darkness, so we're not sure what the hostel is like, but the room is warm and has a bed so we couldn't care less!

  • Andrew was not harmed by the pizza tray in this story :)

Posted by staceywaugh 09:15 Archived in Argentina Tagged hostels airports pizza

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