At the start of June my wife and I took a trip to Peru…with 30 middle school students! It was an amazing trip with days packed full of sites to see. Our trip took us to Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Maras Salt Pans, and Machu Picchu! In total we spent 7 days in Peru. We had a blast and learned a lot about the people and culture of Peru. I wanted to share a few of my favorite images from the trip. Enjoy!
In the middle of the trip we spent an afternoon in Machu Picchu! I had been looking forward to Machu Picchu since we started talking about the trip 18 months ago. It did not disappoint. Our time at the ancient ruins started with a 2 hour guided trip through the site. At the end of the guided tour we had to exit, but were allowed to reenter without a guide to explore on our own. The extra two hours to explore at our own pace was amazing. I even got some jumping pictures! Our guide told us that starting in July to reduce the impact of tourist on the site visitors will only be allowed in once and will have to stay with their guide the entire time.
On my travels abroad I love to take pictures of doors. There is something about doors that is intriguing. The mystery of what is behind the door or the opportunity that doors represent in life I think is why I look for doors on each trip.
Another highlight of our trip was a visit to a local school. I love seeing first hand how students in other countries learn. We also had a blast talking and playing games with the students.
And finally a few maps using the geotags from the photos.