With every trip I take I attempt to take in the culture and sites while also understanding the daily lives of the local people. A country with a rich and vibrant culture, decadent food, and wonderful sites, Peru has been a humbling experience in many different ways. From the great tour guides to passing conversations in the streets Peruvians are great, fun-loving, and humorous people.
I came knowing I would see and experience great sites like Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, etc. but never would have thought I would feel the gravity of poverty. It isn’t until you see poverty with your own two eyes that you realize how lucky we are as a society to enjoy and appreciate the living conditions and lifestyles we have.
From the deserts of the coast to the high plateaus of the Andes to the jungles of Eastern Peru, this journey has been a very unique, humbling, and eye-opening experience.