Saturday, 16 February 2013

How I know I'm home

OK, let's work this out.

Lima to Santiago - 3 hours and 25 minutes.

Transit in Santiago - scheduled to be 5 hours but became 6 hours and forty minutes with a tarmac delay.

Santiago to Auckland - 12 hours and 50 minutes.

Transit in Auckland - 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Auckland to Sydney - 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Counting the three hours pre-departure time spent at Lima Airport for check in, outwards immigration and security checks, an overall elapsed travel time well over 30 hours. Thankfully at Sydney Airport, immigration, baggage collection, customs and quarantine (because we had been in South America) clearances did not take long at all. I was home just after 9.15am.

And when I say home, I mean home. I returned to find my home telephone out of order. My first telephone call had to be to that Telecommunications monolith whose name I will not publicise here. How I dislike dealing with them. Someone in the Philippines call centre informed me external problems have caused my telephone fault. Something to do with flooding whilst I was away. He blithely informed me that he has ordered repairs with a deadline for completion by 25 February! In the meantime calls to my home line will automatically be redirected to my mobile phone. Yessiree, I'm home.


  1. Welcome back. It seems your timing for leaving South America was impeccable.

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  3. Welcome Home, I would think you would be fast asleep in your comfy bed about this time.

  4. Wow...your trip went super quick. It was nice reading about your adventures.