Touched down just before 17:00 local time (22:00 GMT), pretty uneventful flight, smooth, on time (heck we actually had a plane !) and food as well.
Customs form had a entry for "cargo not traveling with you", so we had to tick that. Which obviously led to questions, a lot of form marking at the 1st custom post and then then being asked to carry on.
Then we were diverted to another immigration area, where we were asked some more detailed questions about the trip. We must have done ok, as the nice man did not ask to see any proof of flights out of South America, in fact he said we were cool and his heroes for undertaking such a trip. Obviously not many people start from Toronto :-)
And he stamped us a visa for 6 months in Canada.
Then at the 3rd custom checkpoint they were concerned we had forgotten to collect our bags ....
We wandered off to find the cargo terminal and see about collecting the bikes,but the company we were looking for was not at the address given. So we asked at Lufthansa and the nice clerk
contacted the relevant company and confirmed the bikes were in, but that they were the other side of the airport.
Stuff it, we will have to get a cab and collect them tomorrow.
Checked into hotel, and trashed room.Posted by Bruce Porter at September 08, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
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