I grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina and attended United World College in Mostar along with students from all over the globe. I then studied in the U.S. and seized every opportunity to discover more of the world, including living in Spain for a semester.
My interest in Latin America grew when I went to Peru in 2017 exploring Lima’s cuisine, connecting with a local family in Cusco and hiking to Machu Picchu. I later returned to Peru and then went on to Ecuador and was lucky enough to visit the Galápagos, the Amazon and Peru’s Sacred Valley. Extensive interaction with local communities provided an insight into these two incredibly diverse countries but the more I experienced the more I understood how much was left to discover.
Through travel, friendships and my knowledge of the language and history, I’ve gained an intimate understanding of the region and hope to inspire others to do the same.
We've already recommended both Audley Travel and Suncica to several friends and family
Our trip with Audley was incredible. Working with Travel Specialist Suncica on our trip to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos was a pleasure. My son and I appreciated all the work she put in to make our trip so special, every suggestion and excursion was exactly what we asked for. We loved the different boutique hotels we stayed at and found all of the restaurants she suggested to be excellent. We have already recommended both Audley Travel and Suncica to several friends and family.
I'll never forget when…
Peru and Ecuador each serve as an example of how people and nature fully coexist. In the village of Chinchero in Peru I watched as a group of women demonstrated the art of weaving and textile making using local minerals and plants as dye. They allowed the water to run off into their gardens and it made me think how nature supplies everything they need and how careful they are to respect it. I was inspired by their harmony with nature, reverence for the local ecosystem and their eagerness to offer a glimpse of their daily life to visitors.