24.09.2012 - 25.09.2012
4am start and an emotional goodbye! We met up at Heathrow at 5.45am, unsurprisingly my bag is the heaviest!
Met some interesting people on the flights, the girl next to me on the Madrid flight was going to Rio to make a film about the music culture there, and the guy next to me on the Lima flight was on his way to Bolivia to study the language of a tribe in a remote village in the Amazon! 12hr flight, 2 terrible films, but we flew over the Amazon and could see parts of deforestation which was amazing and saw the Altantic and Pacific in the same day!
The drivers are nutters here! In our taxi from the airport we were stuck in traffic, a guy behind us decided to overtake us on some wasteland beside the road, wheelspinning up the hill, then got a puncture because of it 50metres up the road! Was really funny! We arrived at our hotel (Bayview Hotel) in Miraflores, one of the safer districts in Lima.