The bags weren’t ready until the day before leaving. Sense of organization! Two bags, one made for hiking, one designed for cameras. Three cameras, two lenses, some films, GoPro, MacBook Pro, to unload all the pictures and data on it, a GPS tracker which will record our route, meter by meter. The charger of each device, some things to hike (shoes, medical kit …), some underwear and stuff to clean myself, and there’s just enough room left for a pants, a shorts, two tee-shirts and a sweater. 27 days with that. I have my own sense of priority.
I leave Montreal by the end of May 23. A quick walk with my two bags to the central bus station.
First part of the trip: reaching in Toronto, from where I’ll get off. Six hours of bus to get there. Arrival at 3 a.m. . Perfect timing, I have just enough time to get to Pearson Airport, check in, have a small breakfast and my plane leaves at 8.15.
The first part of this journey will have for destination Cusco, where I’ll meet everyone. But before, first stop over in Bogota, Colombia. Just after leaving the plane, the change of scenery is already almost complete.
Trying to be patient and walking around and around in the airport makes the time running. My flight leaves Bogota on time. Direction: Lima. I’ll meet Lisa at the airport, and we’ll have to wait 4 hours to get our flight to Cusco.
Landing in Lima at 12:50 a.m. No staging area here. You have to get your luggages, go through police and customs, to check your bags in again.
Bags, police, to have the very first stamp of the journey in the passport, customs … everything runs smoothly, until …
There! I’m in Lima now, our start point. This is where this travel journal begins. The next part will arrive with the first chapter of the journal. What a cliffhanger !
Now that you are nervous, impatient about knowing what’s gonna happen next, I’ll leave you, enjoy a short night and come back later to conclude the first episode. I see you soon!