Welcome friends and family! I will be in Peru for 3 weeks, beginning in just one week, almost to the minute right now! I have officially begun my countdown & getting nervous that I won't be ready in time. But, of course, I am mostly very excited! For those of you unfamiliar with what I am doing, I will spend 3 weeks in Peru, visiting Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado (the jungle), Colca Canyon (the world's second-deepest canyon), and other amazing places. I will be doing some hiking, some sight-seeing, and whatever else looks fun. I will stay in hostels and join tour groups, so I am bound to meet other interesting people from around the world. If you are wondering if I'm nervous, the answer is yes. A little. But I know it will be a wonderful, fun, and educational trip.
Why have I chosen to visit Peru? Since I was little & saw a picture of Machu Picchu, I have wanted to visit. In January & February this year, I was looking online trying to think of what I wanted to do this summer. Once I came upon a picture of Machu Picchu, I remembered that I wanted to go there & decided it would happen this summer. I was originally going to join a tour group for the entire time, but quickly learned how easy it is to do it solo, joining groups as I go.
So here I am, with one week to go. I have had two wonderful friends to talk with about my trip, one of whom visited about 6 years ago, and the other who is currently living in Peru. I can't thank each of them enough for all the help they have given me already!
I will do my best to update this blog as I go, but make no promises due to not knowing how much internet access I will have & how much time I will devote to typing. Please check often & feel free to contact me!