Arrival in Peru - Layover in Lima
Peru - a trip of a lifetime
Our first indication that we weren't in the USA anymore occured at midnight. We were just turning in when the sky lit up with fireworks - in every direction - as far as we could see out our window. It seems that a tradition in Peru is to celebrate Christ's birth with fireworks. While this was our first experience with this tradition, we continued to hear fireworks for a few nights thereafter.
The next morning, Christmas Day, our LAN Peru flight left for Cusco on time.
This is a good time to say that EVERY conveyance - plane, train, bus, van/taxi left on time (or early) during the entire trip. The efficiency at which everything moved was quite remarkable - partially attributable to Peruvian attention to those things and partially to the Adventure Life arrangements for quality local transportation.