South America | Peru | Central Peru | Lima – Day 225
Today is day 225 of my stay in Peru and sadly the last full day I will have in this amazing country 🙁 The adventure is coming to an end.
Part of me is looking forward to getting back to the UK to catch up with family and friends especially Frankie, the one year old son of my friends Richard and Alison. I feel sad to have missed the second 6 months of the little guy’s life.
But as you can probably tell part of me doesn’t want to leave. I’ve seen some incredible things in this country such as the rainforest, Machu Picchu and the 2nd deepest canyon in the world. I’ve had some unforgettable experiences such as encountering a wild Puma in the depths of the jungle and staying with a native family on an island in Lake Titicaca. I’ve made many good friends here as well which is the main reason why I have to return to this country at some point. Another reason to return is that I have seen only a small fraction of things here. I didn’t get a chance to visit the enigmatic lines on the desert of Nazca and I didn’t even set foot in the northern half of the country!
I’ve got to prepare myself for a bit of culture shock. I’m returning to a place where you don’t have to close your eyes half of the time you’re travelling by public transport, a place where you don’t have to bargain for everything you buy and a place where toilet paper is allowed to be flushed down the toilet. A place where a walk in the woods reveals only a handful of species of birds, none of which are as colourful as the Macaws of the rainforest and a place where I can easily understand people when they talk to me (unless I’m in Glasgow).
So tomorrow I fly away from South America back to the Scottish winter and back to work 🙁 but I have my memories, my photographs and the hope of returning to see my friends here in Peru again in the future.