Got Baggage? The Lost Girls Don’t

Dispatches from the Road, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru — By on June 21, 2006 at 1:16 pm

We have arrived! Unfortunately, not all of our bags have. Holly flew from NYC to meet Amanda and Jen in Miami yesterday for the 5 1/2 flight to Lima, Peru. We spent our first night at the airport trying to track down Holly’s missing luggage, which also happened to contain the very last in a series of oral vaccine pills for typhoid.

The reason this is all the more troublesome is that the vaccine has to be kept refrigerated (we’re thinking by the time we get that ice-packed thermos back, the pill will be warm and no longer effective) and Peru is a high-risk area for the disease.

We know, never check in your prescription medications! But sometimes in the thrill of things you forget. Let this be a lesson to us-Slow down and make sure you’ve got all your essentials in your carryon to save you headaches later when your luggage inevitably gets lost.

Though we’re having a bit of a rough start, our wishful thinking is that bad luck in the beginning of a trip will make for good luck at the end. We are so excited to go explore Lima after a big brunch of bread and nutella and coffee. We’ll report back soon.

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    5 Comments

  • Taunted says:

    Glad to see you’re on your way, sorry to hear about the pills and, say hello to Machu Pichu for me, I’m trecking there next year!

  • Aimee says:

    Well, most importantly, I am glad you ladies got there safe. I hope by now that you have found the luggage and that the cooler was the best cooler ever and kept your meds cold enough. Keep us updated!

  • Stephen Bailey says:

    I never knew that Nutella was a Peruvian breakfast staple. I guess I have lived a cosmopolitan life after all :0)
    Here’s wishing you a safe trip with (hopefully) no more snags.

  • The Lost Girls says:

    Thanks for your support! After a night of dancing and one too many pisco sours, we’re heading to the airport in an hour to pick up my bag and fly to Cusco. I hope it’s there.

  • Guru Panguji says:

    So, finally it’s being done ;-)! Yeah sorry to hear about the pills. Hopefully you girls are back on the route ;-)!