Wow. Wow. Wow. What a view! Machu Picchu is by far the most impressive experience I have ever encountered so far in my life. The people here are extremely nice, and this period strangely enough not that many tourists (which I like of course).
It was a long (very long) hike to go up but the view. Oh my, it was astonishing. I couldn’t believe it. The amount of detail that goes into the little ruins in impressive. And then of course there is the Nazca. These animals have some extraordinary power according to the locals.
I’ve met 3 other people who were willing to do the same as me, and we will be chartering a small airplane to see these lines from above. The price is fair, when divided by 4 and we can fly up to 1,5 hours. I’m already looking forward to it!
I’m Mister Gringo around here, with my blue eyes and blond hair. But luckily I still have the feeling that I’m being treated fair by everyone.
I expected that I would have at least one bad experience so far but so far so good. I met some other tourists, a couple from Australia. They arrived a couple of days before me and were also planning to go to Machu Picchu.
The idea of going to Machu Picchu is getting me really excited. Today I will we going around the city looking for good hiking shoes. I’m planning to buy new hiking shoes in every country and then giving it away to some one who really would need it. Shoes for hiking!
They use different money here of course, and I still need to get use to using peso’s. I will be learning a bit more about the history, the bad things the Spain did here back in the day and culture languages, for example how they great, eat and laugh together 😉
It was always a lifelong dream of mine to go to Peru. It’s a country with so many different cultures and beautiful artwork but overlooked by many. It supposed to be beautiful, everyone who has been there as a tourist either loved it or really liked it!
I left my house, gave the keys to my friends to take care of my plants (yes, I’m one of those) and was dropped of by the airport by an ex-girlfriend (yes, seriously, I’m on of those!).
Everything went fairly smooth, got in the plane and looked around me and said to myself: “Here we go!”
After many cans of Ginger Ale and movies later I arrived in the Capital of Peru, Lima! Wow, what an energy, what a breeze of a new adventure. The weather was certainly great when I arrived which already makes things 10x better right. I tried to find an ATM to get everything sorted out and my adventure can start. My first goal was to experience a little of the city life and then proceed to the famous Machu Pichu.
Trying to sell a cheap car or expensive car only gives me a thrill but not really scare me. But this is the first time I feel a sort of scariness over me. It’s a very interesting feeling. Scared but loving it at the same time. I’ve been on many forums, trying to find out what people did, and what kind of mistakes they made so I don’t make them as well. Most important I read was finding a good medical insurance. This is a sport, like with selling cars because there are so many out there. But I believe I found a good insurance that covers me.
Next was to already start making a planning, just a very rough one. But it’s good to have some guidance, where you want to go to so you can start estimating a little bit.
What will be the first destination! Stay tuned!
This is definitely a new chapter in my life. My whole life (please check my about me page) I’ve been working in the auto industry. My pops owned several car garages and I was the cleaning boy there first, later grew into a sales person because I love interacting with people. Trying to find out who they are, what they want, it’s a great way of spending your time I believe.
But of course it was limited, always the same town so I wanted more and headed to the south coast. There I became a sales person at more location it was great and I did it for the last 10 years. I learned so much and am ever grateful for it.
Now this new chapter is definitely about to start. I will be going around the world with my savings and a bright future in mind. I have no real idea yet what my blog will be about but please enjoy this journey with me. First things first, like any sales person, preparations.