Peru Travel and Life
If you’ve read many travel blogs, I’m sure you’ve noticed that most have an “About” page that is little more than a vanity post about themselves with little information about their website and blog.
That’s not my thing. I rarely take selfies and do so only because my friends sometimes ask for them. When I do post a photo of myself, the empasis is not on me, but on what I’m experiencing. When I talk about myself, it’s what I am doing, where I am going, and what I’m experiencing.
You’ll learn a lot about me by reading through my blog posts, but the emphasis will always be on sharing my experiences rather than writing about myself.
That’s the point of this website and this blog. Much of what I read and see on the internet about Peru is simply wrong. I understand that travelers have a very limited perspective based on short times in a place. What bothers me is most seem to think they have an understanding of somewhere based on a very short visit — along with very biased (and often false) information shared by travel guides they meet along the way.
I don’t claim to be a native Peruvian, but I know much of it at a level that even most expats don’t. Sixteen years of extensive travel and residency including having family spread out across the country from the rainforest to remote mountain villages has allowed me to gain a much deeper understanding of the people and the culture of the country.
I didn’t move here to be part of the expat community. Most of my friends and acquaintances are Peruvians and they are with whom I spend almost all of my time.
Just like my previous Peruvian website/blog which I outgrew during the last year and a half, my basic goal is simply to share experiences about the places I love so much.
A Peruvian friend of mine once told me, “you love Peru more than most Peruvians!” I don’t know if that is true, but I know my passion for the country is boundless and my desire to share as much as I can in the hopes of instilling a similar passion in others is a powerful motivation to write, photograph, and films.
I’m sure how I carry out that goal will change over time, but the central purpose of sharing my own experiences along with the wealth of knowledge I’ve acquire will be the driving force as long as I do this.
Thanks for coming along on this little adventure ride. If you find it half as exciting as I do, then I think you’ll enjoy it.