CNN PRODUCER NOTE rholtsberry discovered Lima, Peru, during his business trip there in 2008. While there he truly enjoyed all that the city had to offer. “I don't mean to be offensive,” said Holtsberry. “I love London, Paris, Dubai, Lisbon, but not nearly as much as I enjoyed Peru or the Philippines.”
- CYDFISH7, CNN iReport producer
I flew from Houston to Lima, Peru to help establish a helicopter operation for a mining site. I spent two days at the Orient Express Hotel above the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Lima, then flew to Chiclayo. The city is crazy. I was told they only had 10-12 stop lights in a town of almost 400,000. Then we got in an Allouette helicopter and flew through the Andes for an hour to a little village called La Granja. We spent four or five hours there having native food, driving up a river to 7,200 feet to explore an alternate landing zone, and then flying back through the Andes to Chiclayo then Lima for another night in a luxury hotel. I got paid for this? Yes I did.
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