Back to the Past – IX

Another edition, and yes, the edition number is correct, this is the ninth edition. Keep in mind that January’s edition was special, with the blog’s stat’s review for 2015. And for this edition I noticed I had a few articles about Peru to reactivate, and since I went to Peru in February 2012 (4 years ago, wow), why not a full article dedicated to Peru?

Peru – Getting there

My first trans-oceanic flight! I was in a mix of nervousness and anxiety, I overpacked and one hour before I had to leave the house I had to repack again. But it totally worth it! Besides a few incidents with the check-ins, everything went really smooth, the flight was really relaxed and that long trip passed quite fast. Arriving in a new continent for the first time was a hell of a feeling, amazing 🙂 Much more was up to come!

Machu Picchu Pueblo

Machu Picchu, one of the New 7 Wonders, is visited by thousands every day. A lot of travelers and tourists don’t even stay overnight in Aguas Calientes, the little town that serves as a passing point, but the area has much more to offer, and so much more to see. We stayed there for a night, and our only regret was not waking up earlier to enjoy the surroundings even better.

Classic view of Machu Picchu
Classic view of Machu Picchu

From Puno to Mollendo

Probably the most excruciating bus trip of my life! Nothing (really) bad happened, but I have to say that at some point I thought I was loosing my mind. Of the few I could actually enjoy in that bus trip, the landscapes in that area of Peru are simply stunning, in one day we descended from the 3800 meters of altitude to the sea level, passing through part of a desert at some point. I hardly will forget that day, such a mix of feelings 🙂

I haven’t been back to South America since then, but I got a really good vibe while there, so beautiful and so much to see, I definitely want to go back one day, maybe to visit other countries as well.

Gil Sousa

Portuguese expat in Cork, traveler and food enthusiastic.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: