by, 04-15-2008 at 01:36 PM (42073 Views)
Out of MIA around 01:30 into LIM around 06:15 AM...over night-flights are the worst for me.no matter the class of serviceI never sleep well on airplanes.
an endless line of sleepy people clearing Immigration
a clutching mass of humanity at baggage claim
a fog of halitosis and body ordersbienvendidos!
stumble though Customs and drag my bags to LANs domestic check-in for the 09:30 LAN to Cusco
just made the flight...please stay above those mountains
hope my bags made the flight
me and the bags arrive Cusco at 11,500 feet
ground rep is waiting and we head to the Orient-Express Hotel Monasterio
Eduardo informs me there will be a bi-level Junior Suite available in an hour
would youlike a Mate de Coca por mal de altura under the tree on the patio?
oxigeno en su habitacion?
Eduardo knows what I need!
Sleep, oxygen and reservations at the best vegetarian restaurant in Cusco dinner at The Greens http://www.cuscorestaurants.com/greens_eng.htm
Eduardo called the owner for a bottle of wine from his private cellarnot on the wine list
A bottle 02 Don Melcor Cabernet Sauvignonhas beendecanted and opening at our table
the Arugula ravioli with goat cheese, etc., etc..light and perfect!
I love Peru.....
I adore Cusco......
returning to the Monasterio under the watchful eye of Eduardo has been special