I fell in love with Peru before even getting there when I tried my first Pisco sour, Peru's famous cocktail. After finally arriving in Lima this love story continued. The bustling capital of the country is the gateway to Cuzco where my search of Inca history, Quechua culture and of course Machu Picchu begins. It takes only a short flight over the breathtaking Andes to the old Inca capital. Situated high up the city welcomes with a particular charm, picturesque squares, winding streets and friendly people.
The markets here display the colors, taste and aromas of the region which are as unique as the impressive churches and old Inca temples. The scared valley equally fascinating is home to more Inca sights and treasures. Finally making my way to Machu Picchu just a train and a bus ride up the mountain and it does keep its promises being truly majestic. I feel like standing on scared grounds on top of the world with views beyond words.
While my journey continues to Lake Titicaca I can hardly believe the beauty of the Andes and the amazing history of this country. The faces and colorful dresses of the Quechua with their unchanged traditions and the ever present reminders of the Inca empire are beyond my expectations. After spending time in Taquile island the most serene peaceful place surrounded by the glittering water of the lake, sadly my trip comes to an end but I take my love for Peru with me.