Category Archives: 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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Trip Report: New York to Lima via Houston

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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,… Read more »

Trip Report: Phoenix to Houston

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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… Read more »

24 Hours in Phoenix . . . Ok, actually 25.

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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… Read more »

Trip Report: Newark to Phoenix

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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…. Read more »