Honestly I thought I was being so so clever with that title, so I hope you take a moment to appreciate it. But in all actuality if you never been to Amsterdam, than make it a priority to do so. I know what you hear and the very typical stereotypes of Amsterdam about the weed and partying and the naked women and X rated risque business and I ain’t about to tell you that that isn’t all true, but there is so much more to see and do in this beautiful city. But those definitely do keep it exciting.
I for one am not a history buff. If anything it was probably one of my least favourites subjects in school. The only time I was ever interested in it, was when they discussed WWI and WWII. So I will not be ranting on about how I went to Berlin to learn all about its impact during this time and so on. I went to Berlin because of how highly loved and recommended it was.
This has to be one of my most favoured experiences ever. As someone who has travelled a fair amount and seen some incredible things, this was just one of the biggest and most fun parties I have ever been too.
More HIKING!!!! My absolute favourite…jk. All I kept saying was that my calves better look damn good after all this walking. But the views were absolutely worth it. And it’s very clear as to why they call this Rainbow Mountain. The colour bursts along this mountain are so unique and cool and unlike anything else in the world. Its something that you’ve got to see!
Excursion time! If you weren’t already aware, Peru is all about the hiking. You are coming here so that you can climb some serious hills and check out some breathtaking views. By no means do you need to be an avid hiker, or even need the boots and all, but just expect some long ass walks, that just go up and up. And than expect to walk right back down afterwards. So maybe hit the stairmaster a few times before you trip! I know I did ~ cant hurt right!
Back to the city. But this time we goin’ up! To Cusco (not the Emperors New Groove), a city full of cobblestone streets, orange clay roofs, and surrounded by mountains. Cusco is also the city where you get all the warnings about altitude and the effects it can have on your body so it was certainly intimidating when we arrived that we would all be out for a day or two because of altitude sickness.
We journeyed out into the desert! From Lima to Ica and than to Huacachina, a tiny little desert oasis. It just a dinky resort spot (can’t really call it a town). It has a pretty gross and green lake and surrounded by restaurants and hotels/hostels, but that doesn’t really do it justice because it was a super cool part of the city and a very unique area to stay in.