I feel quite hopeful for my forthcoming trip.
I have learnt that I will be staying with the ITURRI FAMILY: Cesar, (businessman), his wife Elizabeth (secretary), their daughters Vera Gabriela (21) dentist, Diana Valeria (8) and sons Cesar Andres (19) business student, Matias (9 months old). This seems quite an extended family but one that has good conversation possibilities.
I am a bit preoccupied with my journey - the flight from LHR at 0620 am presents problems that I am yet to resolve - will I arrive very early via public Transport or would it be best to take a cab in the dead of night - supposedly I need to be there 3 hours before my flight to Madrid!
The other worry is the possible problems associated with altitude sickness but I have checked these out and know to take it easy for the first few days.
Tomorrow I will pick up some local currency from the post office 'Soles' and I will have a booster jab for hepatitis.
The other day I received a nice email and photos from a Adele, a friend I cycled with in Guatemala - hopefully Perú will have some landscape to match this.