*swipe right* I'm hiking the Andes in Peru, and have been exploring the Sacred Valley, on the trek to Machu Picchu. We've been encountering so many little mountain villages, where they seldom (if ever) see tourists. It's been fascinating.
Here, my fluent Spanish does not help me much at all, as these indigenous people speak only the ancient language of the Incas, Quechua. We have bits of Quechua in my native Ecuadorian Spanish, but this is all new for me. Thankfully we have a guide who speaks all three languages. He is getting us access to places no one ever really sees!
These people (all Peruvians) are so lovely and proud. I love trips like these, and i feel so blessed to be able to experience their culture. The only thing that brings money to this country is tourism. Not much else. But let me just say, the pleasure has been ours. #peru #vacationofalifetime #sacredvalley #incas #perutourism #reneromeroschuler #familyvacation