The journey home

And so we begin the long journey back to Honolulu. We got up this morning at 4:30, and were downstairs having breakfast at 5. Our ride to the airport showed up at 6, and we checked in to LAN. After arriving in Lima, we navigated through the airport. The duty free shops are strategically located (and this applies to all the South American international terminals) right as you pass through immigration. Tricky thinking, those capitalists!

The sign below seems to cater to the Latin male ego -- instead of cigarettes causing cancer, they cause impotence! This was in the duty free shop!                                                              

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From Lima, we will go to Buenos Aires, then to Houston overnight, with two  more legs reaching Los Angeles and Honolulu. It will be a long two days of travel, with work beginning the next morning.

On the whole, I think this has been the best vacation that Wayne and I ever took together. Yes, no diving, minimal internet connectivity, but magical nonetheless. We have found a few places to which we would like to return (Uruguay, Ushuaia, Cusco and Machu Picchu), a few more we would like to explore (Lake Titicaca, Antarctica), we solidified a few friendships and created a few new ones, and we have a good deal of happy memories.

I’d do it again, in a heartbeat.