As a proud Peruvian I am only too keen to boast about how amazing and full of incredible sights, tasty food, culture and history Peru is. I have been lucky enough to experience this country as a local and a traveller, but my bias aside, Peru does have a lot to offer. It has fun filled Huacachina and well trodden paths to Machu Picchu for the adventure seekers, the picturesque towns of Arequipa and Cusco for those who favour a stroll, wildlife sightings around the Colca Canyon and the mighty Amazon jungle. Should I go on? And don’t even get me started on Peru’s gastronomy, just go and try it out yourself, you might want to get a bigger belt!
Having spent many months travelling through South America, backpacking through Peru was a travelling dream. Armed only with my guidebook and the use of local buses I plodded around this amazing country for over a month. I got to enjoy the tasty cuisine of Lima, sand board in the dunes of the little oasis of Huacachina, and island hop across the sacred Lake Titicaca. My highlight has to be completing the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, the greatest hike I have ever done!
To me, Peru is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. The people are really friendly and welcoming which leaves you feeling with a sense of belonging in such a far away place. My highlight was definitely trekking in the Amazon. It’s the perfect sense of escapism, being surrounded in nature with little to no electricity really makes you appreciate what we all have. Meeting the local wildlife helps make this an unforgettable experience too!