Lima, Peru (map)
We had our day down to a science, we would fly from Panama City to Lima arriving at 4:30pm in the afternoon and catch the 10:30pm night bus from Lima to Huaraz. The problem with planning even this little bit out is that if your checked luggage fails to make the connection in Columbia you may find yourself in a much colder environment with only shorts and a t-shirt on.
As luck would have it our luggage didn’t make the 1 hour connection and as we scrambled to reschedule our overnight bus to the next day the folks at Avianca Air meanwhile presented us with a present of $80.00 USD cash, without even asking!
That is how you got a free vacation in Lima, Peru!