So, back in 2013, my good friend Sarah told me about a trip she was planning to the Amazon Rainforest. We were chatting about it, and I was really interested in what she was describing. “Why don’t you come?” she asked. I was working full time on a gap year from uni, I had saved up a decent amount and wasn’t really planning to do much with those savings beside…save. I’ve never travelled without my family at this point, and travelling to a country on the other side of the world where I didn’t speak the language seemed terrifying..but also exciting. Even with Sarah being with me, I had lots of doubts and fears. It took me a few weeks to come to a decision, yes I’ll come with.
The trip then became a month long excursion around Peru. We hit seven different cities, we spent a week in the Amazon Rainforest, we hiked to Machu Picchu, and spent a month travelling between hostels, meeting others from around the globe who were also travelling through Peru. It was the most daring thing I’ve ever done. I’m glad I conquered my fears of travelling to a unknown and far-off place. Of spending a month travelling between cities, staying in hostels and taking part in a new adventure with Sarah.