Day 29 – Santa Cruz and the Journey Home
I was picked up for my ride to the airport at 3am!! I got to the airport at 3.20am which was un-necessary as the check-in/bag drop didn’t open until 4.20 so it was sit and wait with no facilities.
When I finally got through check-in, I headed straight for the nearest café for a coffee and something to eat. The area was strangely empty of people! It felt most odd not seeing heaps of people.
The flight, which departed at around 6am was only just over an hour and I landed in Santa Cruz somewhere just after 7am.
I had arranged a free pick up from the airport to the hotel, but when I got through the arrivals gate, there was no notice with my name on it! I waited a while and then tried to contact the hotel, but to no avail. In the end, I had no choice but to take a taxi, which cost me 60 Bolivianos! I was most put out!! Then I realised that this was only around $7.50 USD so not the end of the world.
I got to the hotel, checked into my room, which was totally gorgeous and then crashed out for a nap!!
I had originally planned on going into Santa Cruz to visit and look around, but I was too wiped out with everything that we’d been doing plus my cold, so opted to make use of the lovely hotel facilities to rest and relax. I think it was a good plan.
The room itself was so comfortable and walked out onto the pool area so I could enjoy some sunshine. I had a totally lazy day and evening, caught up with some friends, ate room service and slept lots.