I’ve been more than a bit quiet the past couple weeks between midterm season and more excitingly, spending spring break in Peru the past 10 days or so. I had an absolutely fantastic time and thought the country was truly spectacular as it exceeded all of my expectations. Peru was significantly more developed than I expected it to be, and the vastly varying climates, landscapes, histories, and ecosystems were incredible to see. We got the large metropolitan and beach experience in Lima, mountain beauty and historical Incan ruins of Cusco, and extreme biodiversity of the Amazon basin rain-forest in Tambopata.
The food was also excellent (had the best ceviche ever in Lima), and most importantly, the company of my classmates was tremendous. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend more time with friends that I already had but don’t see often enough, as well as make friends with some other truly exceptional people that I hadn’t met before the trip.
Below is my very favorite picture from the trip. We climbed to the pinnacle of the Inca ruins at the top of Pisac which is more than 12,000 feet above sea level. The 360 degree view of the Andes was indescribable, and something I’ll never forget.
There is also a ‘best of’ photo album from everyone’s pictures.