We find it funny now...
As with most travels, there are always a few glitches here and there to be expected. We've had our share this trip. Each time, we found a solution, but it sure was a pain in the neck. We just got over our last one, and realized that the number of things we've had to deal with is actually comical, like we're in some movie making a joke about travel mishaps.
This is what's happened so far:
- First day in Lima, Peru, Dav got cash from the ATM and forgot his card. We went back the next day, and thebank kindly kept his card, but canceled it so it's useless.
- I realized I didn't 't have a PIN number with my credit card since I ordered a new copy a few months ago and the usual number wasn't linked to it. So no cash from that card.
- My ATM card is on some weird "Star" system that the majority of ATMs here don't accept. It's ridiculous how hard it is to access our money, not because of Buenos Aires, but because our of our card situation.
- Our Buenos Aires apartment is supposed to have full internet and phone access, but we found all the hardware is non-functioning. We think it's because of a big lightening storm that occurred just before we arrived. The owners of the apartment called a repair guy, but we've yet to see him. We currently hobble onto local wifi that is rather finicky.
- Tesla threw our rented cell phone off the balcony, but I was out dropping off laundry and had the key that is required to get out of the apartment so Dav couldn't 't leave to get the phone. A homeless man picked it up. Later, somehow a man brought the homeless guy back and we paid 50 pesos as a "finder's fee." The display screen on the phone is broken though.
- We went out last night and somehow lost the one set of keys we have. Remember you need keys not just to get in, but to open the door to go out. We had a babysitter who busted open the door so we could get in, but then we weren't able to properly shut it. Luckily, Dav figured out how to get a locksmith in the morning who took care of everything for 70 pesos.
It's all good now, but can you believe it? We just have to laugh...now that we have cash, a semi-working phone, and new keys. Plus, we're moving to a swankier apartment tomorrow so the internet should be working there.
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