It took us about 19 hours to get here from Madrid but we are finally settling in to Arequipa, Peru. At each of our stopovers in Bogota and Lima, we ended up having about 5 minutes to get to the correct boarding gate so not a lot of time to even see the airport. We flew with Avianca and they turned out to be a great airline.
We arrived in Arequipa with one less suitcase then we left with from Madrid. The folks at Avianca tracked it down to the airport in Bogota within five minutes and delivered it to our front door the next morning. That was pretty good service. It’s also the first time we have ever lost a suitcase on any airline during our travels.
So we have been here for exactly one week now and just moved into our new place. There are many apartments and houses available to rent but most are unfurnished. We went through a realtor since that is the safest bet, especially for newbies in a foreign country. We also went the totally furnished route since that is the easiest way to start. Read More