Welcome one and all to Day 12. You guys know the drill. Make sure to check out what Maggie and Cheila answer for these challenges too!
Day 12 is about Places I Have Visited.
A lot of you may already know about all my travels, because it’s a big interest in my blog. So this post may link to a lot of older posts that will be able to tell you in more detail about these places.
The last chapter of our Peru Adventures. It was an amazing experience altogether, and was new Territory for me. But I’m glad I did it, I have so many stories from it! I hope you enjoy this final chapter and entry on my trip to Peru!
Iquitos was our last stop in this month long Peru Trip. We arrived at the airport and were immediately picked up to go to our lodge in the Rainforest. We spent five days in the Amazon Rainforest, getting amazing catered meals, going out on tour everyday, seeing an amazing range of animals and sights, and constantly battling mosquitos. Being there everyday felt magical, like we had taken an Elixir (see what I did there), and been transported to another world.
Paracas was hot, but not as hot as Ica. We were back to the seaside, staying at a hostel that was across from the beach. We stayed for a couple of days, and only went touring on one of those days. The rest we used to relax and unwind after a packed couple of last weeks.
Ica threw us into the desert part of Peru. It was also my introduction to how I don’t cope well in 30 degrees heat. I get very cranky and I’m constantly aware of how sweaty I feel. That may also have been related to me being sick during this leg of the trip. But we soldiered on, determined to soak in as much as we can, including spending a night in Huacachina, a neat little oasis just next to Ica.
I feel like words aren’t necessary as much for this post. I really enjoyed my trek up to Machu Picchu. The ruins themselves are surreal. I’m going to try something new and just let my pictures take you along on my journey.