Our journey home...
03.08.2016 - 05.08.2016 10 °C
The End of Days
I didn't intend to write any more blogs but as I started to write this I realised it would be more negative than it should be. Lima, in its defence, was never going to live up to either expectation or comparison to other places we've been. Sadly, it's a vast expansive city and not one that plays host to tourists like ourselves with much in the way of compassion. To write it off, however, would be unfair. It lacks the character and charm of other, less built up cities we've been too but we still had the best meal we've had in a lovely organic restaurant last night so it's not all bad. Our slightly biased opinion is probably born out of sadness that we are leaving and the fact that for the first time in 3 weeks we are encased in a smog filled cloudy sky and not the sunny and warm climate that we've become accustomed to.
To be honest, we just wanted the chance to say a few thank you's. Firstly, thanks to our hosts for the last three weeks. The boutique hotel in Santiago was amazing and the staff were so good to us and made us feel very welcome. This was mirrored in so many of the places we stayed in during our time here. We're also thankful to both Edgar and his colleagues who drove us around the Salt Flats in Bolivia and Henry who was our host in Machu Picchu and especially the Porters who spoilt Yvonne rotten with their cooking. We wanted to thank all the Chileans, Bolivians and Peruvians who have patiently put up with our complete lack of Spanish and yet have always smiled and been so hospitable.
...but most of all, we wanted to thank all of you. Without your kind generosity none of this would have been possible. We have realised our dream and had the MOST amazing holiday. A trip of a lifetime that has lived up to all expectations and beyond. We are privileged to have so many friends and family around us that have made it all possible. Thanks to all of you both individually and collectively. We are really looking forward to coming home and sharing our experience with you all....you never know, I might even have a slideshow for you....ha 😂
Inca Cola outsells Coke
Another busy day in the Office
The wonderful Coca-Leaf Tea that seem to be a cure for every ailment known to man
A Selfie with a Selfie-Stick Seller
Lima's version of McDaids
Ps We got home safely guys...although our bags weren't so lucky....hopefully they'll arrive tomorrow!