I departed Iquitos and the gang early this morning to catch my flight to Lima. They’d be flying to Lima tomorrow, but since my flight home left at midnight, I needed to spend half a day in Lima to make it on time.
I had a great view of the Amazon during the flight – I missed it while napping on my way in.
One of the best decisions I made was to get a hostel. I paid for a bed, even though I wasn’t going to stay overnight, so I wouldn’t have to carry my stuff all day, and would have a place to relax. Seriously, well worth the few dollars it cost.
Unsurprisingly, I spent my day shopping. They have a gorgeous three-story outdoor mall and I loved it immensely. But I also went to the local markets to find handcrafted gifts. In fact, I bought so much stuff that I was forced to get a huge duffel bag to fit all my goods in. But it was mostly packed with handmade alpaca blankets for friends and family so I didn’t feel too bad about the amount of stuff I purchased.
The mall is actually located on a cliff, and when it’s not too windy you can parasail of it. I was done with being adventurous, but it was fun to see people basically flying off the cliff.
And that was it! I packed all my new stuff, went to the airport, and slept on a plane for 9 hours. And then I was home, and ready to relive my adventures from a safe distance.