It’s been a 3 years now since I left Peru. There are days where it doesn’t seem that long ago. It feels as if I slipped out of it and on to my adventures in the rest of South America just a day or two ago. But then there are days, days like yesterday when I woke up dreaming of the sea, the ceviche, and of seeing Machu Picchu for my fifth or sixth time. I didn’t grow up in Peru, not by conventional sense anyways, but as a traveller I did. More than that, it was my home. I’d by lying if I said I didn’t miss it. I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a bit of skin itching on my feet teasing me at the prospect of going back to Peru. And, you know what, I think I will.
Go Back for what Makes it Special
I’ll go back to Peru for what made it special the first dozen times I went through. I’ll go through to watch the mist lift over Machu Picchu, or meet a local villager deep in the Colca Canyon. I’ll go back and slide down the sand dunes in Huacachina and sit above the plaza in Arequipa watching dusk settle behind the stunning cathedral. No matter how many times I did each of those things, I’ll never tire of them.
I’ll Go Back for What I Skipped
The beauty of going back somewhere is to get into the things I missed out on the first couple times. And though I’ve lived in Peru, I’ve never done things like visit the Amazon region in Iquitos. I’ve also never been hiking in the area around Huaraz which is actually meant to be world class. When I get back to Peru, I’ll indulge on all the things I took for granted the first dozen times I went. But most of all, I’ll explore.
Are you Pumped up about Peru?
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