That Trip To Peru: A Recap Part 4

I vaguely recall pathetically crying during year 7 camp when I attempted crossing an obstacle course about 10 meters off the ground, my only safety assurance was a metal cable tied to my saddle. Back then my legs refused to move even a single step forward, thus I never particularly enjoyed heights. However, I have to say that on this entire trip, ziplining from mountain to mountain in random positions( upside down, hanging like spiderman, flying like superman), and walking across a suspension bridge somewhere between 50 to 100 meters above ground, was my best experience, not to mention, it costed about a fraction of what it would have costed had I done something similar in Australia. Ziplining upside down, exotic trees and rapid rivers below me gave me a sensation almost like I was in a movie scene where the world was turned upside down. Continue reading “That Trip To Peru: A Recap Part 4”

That Trip To Peru: A Recap Part 3

My Solo Travels In Peru

Being bed ridden for almost two days, surviving on a diet of McDonalds ( its rather surprising how consistent they taste around the globe unlike the KFC next doors), My last trip around Cusco was Saqsaywaman Ruins about fifteen minutes drive from Cusco. It was nice being able to breath in some fresh air and view some epic landscapes though I still struggled with every ascent. After getting a nice view of Cusco beneath, I headed back to my hotel awaiting my taxi to Urubamba. Continue reading “That Trip To Peru: A Recap Part 3”

That Trip To Peru: A Recap Part 2

Cusco

The city where almost all travellers arrives at before starting their adventures. Since all the hiking trails are in the mountains where at points the altitude would be 3000m above sea level, it was a good idea to acclimatise for several days first beginning the trek. This busy city filled deep in the mountain ranges was quite a sight to behold whilst flying over the mountains, and also had exceptional weather despite the morning and night chill; the sky was always blue and had little rain, the sun always shone brightly but not overbearingly hot. It was necessary to wear sunglasses at all times outdoors though since we were alot closer to the sun. Continue reading “That Trip To Peru: A Recap Part 2”

That Trip To Peru: A Recap Part 1

Machu Picchu is a city?

Bitten by the travel bug since wondering the cities of Japan and having finally completed my university degree, I was persuaded by a high school friend to trek to the lost city of Machu Picchu as a ritual to bid farewell to university life.

The only thing I knew about Peru was that it was a third world country, aka, it wouldn’t be as luxurious and comfortable a trip as Japan ( oh was this an underestimation). The flight tickets and trek tour were purchased months in advanced ( even before I went to Japan) and the itinerary mostly planned out by my friends, I did not really do much research about Peru until the week before leaving Australia. Having never really done any trekking in my entire life, I spent around $700 on a bag, hiking pants, jacket and hiking boots from Macpac and downloaded a few ebooks on basic Spanish before leaving.
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