Our condition improved greatly as soon as we boarded our connecting flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina. We transferred to a non-Delta flight and found the level of comfort and service was much better.
As we descended into Buenos Aires, I was impressed by the enormity of the city. A mass of buildings and urbanization stretched out for miles, captured in the photograph above. The culture was also quite different, much more European and sophisticated than other places in Latin America. We had a three hour layover in the airport terminal, which actually reminded me more of an upscale shopping mall. All the big brands were represented, like Gucci and Calvin Klein. The whole terminal smelled to me like sexy men's cologne, like something out of Abercrombie and Fitch. It was all fascinating to be sure, but not really my thing. I would have rather gone out to meet people in the country.
We stayed long enough to browse the mall and check email in an internet cafe. Afterwards, we finally boarded our last connection to Lima.