Posts Tagged Peru

Expanding some.

As I enter my final week, (plenty more traveling just ahead yet) just a few random observations I have had from my travels here in South America…

– If you ever make it to Peru and Cusco specifically, take the guided tours, they really have their shit together there. Which may just be more of a shout out to SunGate Tours, but most everyone I crossed paths with had equally good experiences regardless. Of course, law of attraction and all; I don’t leave room for much else. Haha

– The really big cities (New York, London, Rome, São Paulo, just to name a few I have been to) are all strikingly similar, with a different cultural influence stirred into the pot. Much like island life all seems to have a common thread, just at a very different volume level.

Traveling to South America has forever changed my perception of the world and how we inhabit this beautiful planet we call home. Additionally, it makes me much more appreciative of some of the “Luxuries” available in other parts of the world (i.e. being able to flush that toilet paper you just used). While at the same time, I also question the necessity of a lot of them. It really doesn’t matter what your background is, where you are from, or who you “think” you are; being happy really is a choice!

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Amazon Rainforest

This trip has marked many firsts for me. First time below the equator, first time on this continent and not to mention all the wildlife I have seen, also for the first time. The diversity of life here on this planet is something that never fails to impress me. Therefore, I couldn’t pass up a trip to rainforest while I am in South America. The most amazing part of the experience was each night, as I lay down to sleep ;was the noise, so loud, yet completely comforting.

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Machu Picchu, Finally!

For more than half of my life, this has been at the top of my list of places to visit. The experience was way more than I could ever put into words. Probably one of the most interesting facts I learned, is that these formations are not considered ruins, it is believed that construction was never in fact finished. I can only imagine what it would have been if it had been finished, either way it is truly awesome. I was fortunate enough to do my research and be one of the 400 people a day to hike Waynapicchu. This is the taller, more narrow of the two mountains you always see in pictures directly behind the citadel. For me this was a life changing experience, and unlike anything I have ever done.

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