Category: Trip Reports

Seen from the Road: Cusco Airport, November 4, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011: We are sitting in the Lima airport waiting to board our flight to Cusco. There is a Peruvian girl of about 8 years old waiting at the gate as well.   All of a sudden we hear “Place the sterile drape around the knee.”   Turns out she is watching, very
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Trip Report: Quick Night in Lima: Sheraton Lima

One of the downsides of being in row 34 of an international flight is that you are one of the last to get to immigration.  Particularly annoying at 11pm after a delayed 6.5 hour flight.   But given the fact we arrived around the same time as a Delta flight from Atlanta, things moved fairly quickly,
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Trip Report: New York to Lima via Houston

Greetings from Peru! I’ll slowly be posting trip reports over the next few days . . .  We’ll start with my flights down to Lima. Continental Flt. 1257 LGA to IAH, Boeing 737-700, Dep. 10:30 AM; Sched. Arr. 1:27 PM; Actual Arr. 1:44 PM United Flt. 854 IAH to LIM, Boeing 767-300, Sched. Dep. 3:30
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And we’re off. . . . to Peru!

In seven hours or so I’ll be leaving my apartment to head to LaGuardia airport for my trip to Peru.  I’ll try and post reports from the road, but no promises given the perils of hotel and airport wi-fi. Today was a rough day; the day before vacation always is hard to focus.  But add
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Trip Report: Houston to Newark

Mea culpa, dear readers.  It turns out litigating can get in the way of blogging.  But I’ll be using my day of atonement to catch up on some blogging.  If something seems wacky, it’s the low blood sugar from my fast. . . Here is the conclusion of my last mileage run of the year
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Trip Report: Phoenix to Houston

Continental 1648;  Dep. PHX: 10:11 a.m, Arr. IAH: 2:43 p.m.; Coach, 1,009 miles After a nice 24 hours in Phoenix, and a great free breakfast at the hotel, it was back to Sky Harbor International. Despite a very sloooooow security line (Yes, the announcements to remove everything from your pockets mean remove everything from your
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24 Hours in Phoenix . . . Ok, actually 25.

I headed straight from the airport to Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter residence, studio, and school.  The drive up to Scottsdale was a good orientation to the sprawl of the Phoenix metro area, and then to Scottsdale itself–  which struck me as a slightly less Jewish and hillier version of Boca Raton in terms
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Trip Report: Newark to Phoenix

Continental 1576;  Dep. EWR: 7:00 a.m, Arr. PHX: 8:51 a.m.; Coach, 2,126 miles My trip to Phoenix this weekend started out a little harried.  For some reason, I thought 4:35 a.m. was an early enough wake-up time to get on a 5:00 a.m. bus to Newark from the Port Authority.  I live close to the
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