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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lima Trip - Notables

Thought it might be fun to share a few lessons learned:

1. Don't ever lose the immigration card you get when you check in - it is checked all the time
2. Advil and tea work great to prep for altitude - no problems to speak of with that combo
3. Along those lines, avoiding caffeine and alcohol were also smart
4. Being Star Alliance Gold for flying Taca was a great assist for boarding and getting luggage on - might have had an issue without
5. Bottled water is great for everything - including drinking, brushing teeth, and washing hands
6. Bring along toilet paper - just when you think it's dumb to have, you need it
7. Arrange and confirm taxis ahead of time to avoid schedule problems.
8. If a gate isn't listed on your boarding pass, do what you have to and confirm. It's better than running to a gate and almost missing boarding. Signage at LIM is not the best.
9. You definitely need more than 2 hours to transfer terminals at LAX to go international - esp between terminal 7 and 2. Avoiding running like a madman to get to your gate and breaking your luggage handle.
10. Arranging the trip details for Machu Picchu before you depart will save a ton of hassle...and make the entire trip more enjoyable.
11. Patience is a virtue...especially when standing in a six row deep winding domestic Peru security line and everyone is shoving to get ahead
12. Global Entry will let you make a 1.5 connection time on the return easily. Well worth the $!

If I think of any more, I'll add them!

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  1. Argh, paying for toilet paper. In Ukraine I made new lyrics to a West Side Story song that went,

    "I like to pee in America,
    Toilets are free in America,
    To pee is E-Z in America,
    There is no fee in Amer-i-ca!"

  2. You should copyright that before someone steals it :)