Tekst napisany i przesƗany przez Lilianę, która opowiedziała o swoich doświadczeniach z podróży po Peru w języku angielskim. Zapraszamy na tę piękną relację 🙂
All the tour guides we met on our trip were spectacular. They were funny but knew
almost everything about all the places we visited. First, we had Sylvia as our tour guide while in Arequipa. She knew everything and could translate to the locals in Spanish if we didn’t understand. For most of our trip our guide was William (or Willy.) He was amazing! We were best friends by the end of our first day. He was smart and kind, always smiling and one of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. One day we had Fernando as our guide through the jungle. He was also very smart and kind. We learned much from him and he showed us many cool things on our long hike. On our last day in Cusco, Miguel was our tour guide. He was also very knowledgeable and led us on an interesting tour of the whole city. Daspe travel chooses the best of the best for the job!
Wildlife and Animals
The animals in Peru are very interesting and fun to watch and interact with. In Arequipa we went to a Sol Alpaca store (A company that sells alpaca and vicuña textiles and clothing). Guess what? They had alpacas right in the back of the store and we got to feed and pet them. We also went to an animal sanctuary and saw hawks, pumas, llamas, alpacas, coati, eagles, vicuñas, condors, and many more animals. On our hike in the jungle we saw parrots, wild turkeys, black-and-red centipedes, a monkey, and more! For dog lovers: there were many stray dogs everywhere. Most were very friendly and we made many doggo friends!
All the people we met in Peru were very friendly and kind. We spent a full day with a local Peruvian family. They dressed us up in traditional clothes and made us tea. We also prepared a special meal together. Our tour guide, Willy, translated for us from their local Quichuan language and Spanish. They were very funny and kind. When my little sister got sick and had a fever there, they made her an herbal tea and she was better in no time!
On a different day, we also went to a place where the people made textiles. We fed their guinea pigs (They eat guinea pigs in Peru!), and then they showed us what natural dyes and soaps they use to clean and dye the wool they were using. They also showed us how they weave the textiles and other things. While we were in the jungle, on the coffee plantation, we celebrated my sister’s 7th Birthday. The people there not only made a birthday dinner for all of us but also gave her a present and finally there was Cake-in-The-Face!!!
On our last day in Cusco, Sylvia took us to a local school where we spent time in a classroom and played with the children. They sang a song for us and we taught them English and Polish, while we learned Spanish from them. After we split into groups and painted the flags and symbols of both Poland and Peru.
Overall, everyone we met was super friendly and made our trip to Peru very fun!
Hiking and Views
Now to what people usually come to Peru for: hikes and views! Of course, they were amazing!!! After a while the hikes didn’t make your legs hurt. They were all very different. Some, like the jungle hike, just went up gradually but was very long. However, it was worth it for the amazing view of mountains and a river and cool wildlife. The best reward after the long hike through the jungle was a swim in the natural and relaxing hot springs.
Rainbow mountains were beautiful. It would have been a leisurely walk if not for the altitude of over 16,000 ft! It was very beautiful and we met a man and his alpaca on the top! Machu Pichu and Wayna Picchu were absolutely breathtaking! The hike up Wayna Picchu was hard (Stairs of Death!!!) but rewarding with an amazing view of the ruins. When we reached the top, everyone applauded (I’m ten and my sister had just turned seven two days prior (see story above)) so it felt good. Once we were back at the ruins, we saw a whole herd of llamas, and a super-soft baby llama. It was very fun watching them and made for some good pictures.
That wasn’t everything we saw and did but they were my favorites.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the pictures!
I hope your experiences are just as great if you do decide to go on a trip to Peru! (You really should go!)
Peru Trip, June 2019, By Liliana Fornal (age 10)
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