Travel has always been a huge part of my life, yet it was Latin America that stole the show. My love of the continent first arose in 2013 when I took the opportunity to work in Lima as an English teacher as part of my BA in Modern European Languages. My time there exposed me to the delicious food as well as the vibrant and highly infectious culture of the locals, and in an instant I was hooked.
From then on, I have enjoyed the amazing gastronomy of Peru, I’ve seen the staggering beauty of Machu Picchu, and snorkeling with whitetip reef sharks in the Galapagos Islands is, without doubt, something I will never forget.
Every time I go to Latin America, I am always astounded that there is something new to see and discover. I am so excited to show you what these countries have to offer.
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Navigating Lake Titicaca allowed me to learn about the culture of the Uru people who have lived on the floating Uros Islands, which are made from reeds, for hundreds of years. Their lifestyle is fascinating but tourism is now their main income. After leaving them we made our way to Llachon Peninsula, which, by contrast, is an untouched region. It is populated by a small number of people who live in quiet retreat from the more touristy islands. There, we experienced a more authentic side of local life and spent some time hiking and eating while enjoying a panoramic view of the enormous lake.