My Adventures in Peru
Everywhere we travel has an impact on us and changes us in some way. We return home a different person, having been shaped by the experiences we had in a foreign land.
I have just returned from a journey through Peru and this country inspired me in so many ways. I was amazed by the natural beauty, fascinated by the ancient ruins and touched by the friendly smiles of the people I met. Peru left an imprint on me and I would recommend this country to anyone with a sense of adventure.
If you have ever been curious about Peru or maybe it has been on your bucket list for years like me; check out My Peru Adventure Video and the 4 highlights of my trip below.
The Amazon Jungle
I travelled deep into the Amazon jungle and stayed in an eco-lodge overlooking the river and surrounded by the dense, vibrant rainforest. We went on guided jungle treks to learn about the diverse birds and animals living here. Many people think that Brazil is the only place you can visit the Amazon, but a large portion of the rainforest is located in Peru. The Peruvian Amazon covers 60% of the country and is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world.
I was in awe of the natural beauty of the rainforest and I loved being without wifi and completely disconnect from the world for a few days. Sometimes you just need a little bit of solitude and nature to help you recharge and afterwards I felt energized and inspired.
I travelled by train to see an attraction that is on many bucket lists – the ruins of Machu Picchu. What words are there to describe this ancient wonder? Machu Picchu is perched high on a steep misty mountaintop and wandering llamas step daintily through the crumbling ruins.
It was built in the 15th century and historians still don’t understand exactly what mysterious purpose it was used for. As you peer over the expansive site it is easy to see why this place was sacred to the Incas – the setting is simply sublime.
What surprised me about Cusco was the stunning architecture. The cobblestone streets of this city are lined with gorgeous colonial buildings. I wandered through the markets, where I found local handicrafts, woven blankets, alpaca ponchos and other unique crafts for sale. In the evenings I dined in local restaurants – the quality of the food in this beautiful city is quite impressive.
Lake Titicaca in the south of Peru was fascinating. It is the largest lake in South America and when you stand on the shore you can barely see the other side. I took a boat to some of the small islands in the lake and met the people who still live a traditional life there.
In the local lore Lake Titicaca is believed to be the birthplace of the sun. The people here plant and harvest their crops by hand, keep llamas as pets and wear traditional clothing.
Peru awakened my senses and left me inspired and excited for life’s next adventures. If you are curious about exploring what Peru has to offer, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org