24 October, 2011

Trekking in Peru

As you will be well aware by now, travelling is one of my biggest passions. I love experiencing everything from luxury hotels, to budget B&B's. City breaks are fantastic, but I also like chilling out on two week vacations. Whenever you head out on a new journey, I believe it's all about the experiences you have on the way, and I'm currently on a very exciting trip. If you had told me a few years ago that I'd be trekking through Peru, I'd have said you were mad! It wasn't until I completed a charity trek through the Sahara desert in 2009 that my passion for trekking began, and I have to say it's hard to sum up just how life changing the experience can be.

Photo courtesy of Visitperu.com
This time around my journey began in the southeast Peruvian city of Cusco (above) last week, and is taking me on an incredible trip on a less touristy route than the popular Inca trail to my final destination - Machu Picchu. 

Photo courtesy of Visitperu.com
Machu Picchu is one of the new seven wonders of the world, and it's exactly 100 years since the incredible Inca ruins were rediscovered. Before the trip I was filled with fear of the effects of altitude sickness, and blisters. However I know that reaching my final destination will make it all worthwhile. I can't wait to tell you all about the trip when I return; but with five days remaining on my trek, I hope you all wish me luck!

If you've been to Peru, and have a story to tell, please leave your comments below. 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like one great adventure! Can't wait to hear all about it. Travel safe Mandy