The time had arrived. Having completed the majority of our NYC eating bucket list, including a final pizza eating spree, it was time to hit the road (or in our case, the subway, as we felt it was important that we begin the trip in the frugal style in which we will plan to become accustomed). Of course, having had a delicious cheesy, carby, pizza dinner, a pre-departure "pit" stop in our apartment was necessary. After that, we were truly off.
The trip to JFK was uneventful, except for the fact that for the first time in my six-plus years of living in New York I actually fell asleep on the subway! It was nice until Jesse woke me up at Suptchin Blvd. and we scrambled off the train, luggage dragging behind us upside down as if we had never ridden a subway before. Anyway, we made it and don't think that we left anything behind. It did not, however, bode well for our plan to take public transportation 12 hours later after we arrived in Santiago Chile...
Needless to say, after our overnight flight and almost $300 in customs fees and other assorted costs, the taxi to our hostel was simply lost in the rounding.