2 years ago I embarked on my first solo trip abroad.
I spent 2 months living in Cusco, Peru and experienced mild culture shock and major stomach aches (I ate at a few questionable places).
Despite how much I missed home at times and how weird it was to be living in a house with 12 complete strangers, Peru changed me in ways that I can't even explain.
Because of my positive experience and how much it changed me, I always recommend Peru as someone's first solo destination. The people, food, culture, and natural beauty are just a few reasons why Peru should be on everyone's bucket list.
There is so much more to Peru than just Machu Picchu, so if you make it down to Peru, I encourage you to spend a couple weeks traveling throughout the country…. Read more