(credit) GAP Adventures
☆ MY TRAVEL WISH: PERU | INCA TRAIL | MACHU PICHU
This winter break I have this urge to travel to Peru. Yes, Peru. Inca Trail…Machu Pichu. *Jumpy Claps* It will hopefully be my birthday gift.
I’ve been researching, like a studious Capricorn that I am, and have my eyes on GAP Adventures. They have a variety of Inca Trail adventures (hiking! trekking!), and I’m putting the numbers together and figure it’ll put me back at least $3000 CDN (the package and the airfare, plus expenses). Steep, but reasonable considering the distance. Plus I really crave this…and it’s important to really live, no?
I’ve traveled so much in my lifetime, and am forever grateful for it…yet I haven’t visited South America at all. I suppose it had to do with being intimidated about not knowing a lick of Spanish or Portuguese. The closest I’ve been is Costa Rica — which was sublime, by the way — ziplining in the cloud forest! So awesome. Gorgeous landscape too.
There is a large Japanese community in Peru, so I’m inspired by this. After all, Peru’s former prime minister was of Japanese descent (erm, although he was a dictator — terrible).
Hope it works out — I really want this birthday present!