Nat and Beck Go Large!
We arrived back in Lima, our last destination, yesterday, checked back into Hotel Kamana, and after a spot of lunch, spent the rest of the afternoon holed up in our room watching cable TV, packing, throwing out skanky clothes and showering! We ventured out for our last supper in Estadio, a football-themed bar/restaurant (Nat's choice). We dined on weird Peruvian food surrounded by Maradona and Beckham (only waxworks though), then tried to make the most of our last night travelling by going for a couple of beverages...but there was a serious lack of bars in our neck of the woods, and Lima's pretty dodgy to be wandering around, so we headed back to the hotel, and proceeded to pass out pretty quickly! So much for the hardcore party! We managed to wangle a free brekkie at the hotel this morning, then we stayed in bed for as long as possible before we had to check out. We visited two cathedrals, saw a pile of bones they'd dug up in one of them (delightful), then ate again before meeting up with Rich and Esther from the Inca Trail to go to the airport (we were all on the same flight home). Got to the airport in plenty of time, got ripped off on airport tax, then went wild at the prices of booze in duty free (very cheap). We then clinked our way onto the plane for the 11 hour flight to Madrid. The plane had been put forward an hour earlier than the original time, but we still managed to take off half an hour after then due to the plane leaving someone at the airport - for once, it wasn't the passengers fault, as he had been told to wait til last cos he needed special assistance to get on board, then they forgot about him! Iberia are so incompetent, we didn't even have our own tv's on the flight - rude!! Our next update will be from sunny old England - the journey's almost over! Love Nat and Beck xxxxx