I spent 2 months in Peru. It sounds like a long time, but it flew past and I wish I could have stayed longer. I made friends from all over the world, many who I'm still in contact with! Here are my main bits, but if you just want quick tips click here.


Cuzco

The city in which I spent most of my time when I was in Peru! It's very quaint and a lot smaller than Lima.


lake titicaca

A lake on the border of Peru and Bolivia, with a lot of hidden secrets and interesting types of people.


MACHU PICCHU

Not many words are needed to describe this one...

 

CRISTO BLANCO

Situated in Cuzco, this monument looks over the whole city and has eyes on everyone.


SAQSAYWAMAN

This place has a very strange spelling but you will laugh even more at the pronunciation! The stones used to build these ruins are bigger than most people.


THE SACRED VALLEY

Such a beautiful place, it is truly worthy of its name. I even coped with no wi-fi for a week in order to see its beauty. 


There is so much more to Peru than Machu Picchu.. but I also wouldn’t be complaining if it was just Machu Picchu.
— Joe Travel Blogs
Cuzco, Peru

Cuzco, Peru


Quick General tips

  • The currency is the Peruvian Sol.
  • You will be able to buy a meal for around 15-20 Sol.
  • Peru has a population of around 30 million people.
  • Check if you need malaria tablets before going.
  • Try your best to learn the language. It's not like Europe.
  • Peru is so diverse, having areas of jungle, lakes, river, beaches, cities.. 
  • Boleto Turisticos are a must have if you want to go to archaeological sites.
  • Learn a bit about Peruvian history before going.
  • South America as a whole isn't as dangerous as most people say.
  • In Peru the food is really tasty. They have a lot of rice and potatoes in their dishes. 
  • Traditional foods include alpaca and llama. Or if you are really adventurous they even serve guinea pig. 

Need more than just quick tips? contact me by email or any of my social media links below, with questions!

 

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