PERU IN AUGUST
Bon voyage! I’m off on a jet-plane to Peru (via Houston stopover) to trek up to Machu Picchu. One of my “can’t wait” moments!
I won’t be, however, trekking on the Inca Trail. Alas, passes were sold out by the time I realized I wanted to go. So, I’ll be trekking the Lares Trek, an alternate route that’s at a higher altitude (gulp) but less crowded and shorter.
I haven’t really researched too much about what to expect…but I did a little. I’ve been chewing my friends’ ears off — those who have already adventured across Peru, and all over South America to boot.
I’m debating if I should blow a chunk of cash to invest in some merino wool items before I go — such as thermal underwear and long-sleeved shirts. Of course, I’ll be wearing wool socks with all that trekking…but those merino wool items are so crazy expensive, at least, reputable ones from places like Icebreaker. My friends say merino wool is awesome because it’s light, warm, and doesn’t exude l‘eau de sweat. Not that I wouldn’t wash them eventually, but for the time I’ll be trekking without a shower, I’m thinking the hundreds spent will be worth its ability not to hold odour? Plus, it’s winter in Peru so the nights will be cooooold in my tent.
Other than that, I’m off to Peru with an happy heart, big smile, and open mind. I hope to see you there!