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Well, we made it. I flew United for the first time in…eight years, and it wasn't actually as bad as I feared; the coffee is actually quite good. That said, we were still delayed an hour in San Francisco because of maintenance issues and then because of an inability to find a United crew to staff the spare United plane they found (where from, who knows; the previous plane and crew were Continental; reconciling seniority systems is the hardest part of airline mergers), with the result that I was running through Houston to make my connection to Lima. Considering that I got on the jetway of my arriving flight twenty minutes before our scheduled departure, and the flight to Lima was not in the same terminal, I felt pretty proud of that.

I'm in a hostel for the first time in…many years (I've been lucky enough to crash with friends, or to get travel grants to cover conference hotels), and it's weird. Fine, but weird. I slept about three hours, maybe, and I'm a little paranoid about my laptop and passport, though I have a private room. Lima seems nice so far, though admittedly we are in Miraflores, which is evidently a relatively ritzy part. I haven't seen much more of the city than walking from the hostel to the hotel to get the conference shuttle, which is what I did this morning.

Equally importantly, Pablo Neruda's "Canto XII from the Heights of Machu Picchu" came up in [community profile] poetry today, and it couldn't be more appropriate, given my travel plans.

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Date: 2014-04-25 01:49 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cofax7
Peru, what fun! It was traveling there that gave me my great fondness for Pisco Sours. And, after two weeks of it, a lifelong distaste for chichamorada flavor...

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Date: 2014-04-25 03:41 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
Ah, hostels. I remember sleeping with my borrowed-from-friend laptop and putting my backpack carefully into the shower stall with my clothes when I stayed in a London hostel. No idea whether the latter was actually a good idea, but I was sharing a room with five others.

Have a lovely time!

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Date: 2014-04-25 06:46 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oyceter
Peru, yay!

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Date: 2014-04-25 15:16 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] troisroyaumes
Oh man, sounds so exciting! I hope you have a lot of fun and take lots of photos and eat all the best food!

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Date: 2014-04-25 21:04 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] via_ostiense
Have fun!

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