Overall, the flights have been smooth. Some sort of greater spirit must be watching out for me because on both of my flights I have has 3 seats to myself. It's the first time I have successfully slept on a plane and I feel a giddy sense of accomplishment mixed with relief that is won't be too delusional when I meet the rest of my group.
In My first 6 hour layover in Lima I ordered myself a Pisco con Fruta. The simplest joys in life truly bring the greatest sense of fulfillment. I must admit that this is the most adult I have felt, and potentially the first major move I have chosen based solely on my own interest. It feels good to believe that I am doing the right thing for myself. While the reality of what I am doing hasn't fully sunk in yet, I have begun to learn already. Ordering alone proves to be a major challenge with my limited English, but with a little laughter and some charades I am getting by just fine. Sleep proves to be the biggest challenge and calls for new and bold measures.