Category Archives: South America

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

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!

Lima

Lima
Lima

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 😉

Peru

Peru
Peru

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.