It’s that time again as we say goodbye to our current city… here’s my video for Lima:
And here’s the month told in photos:
Some random thoughts on Lima:
- As I said in the video this wasn’t one of my top cities. It has amazing food and our workspace was probably the best one we’ve had in our ten months on the road but I never felt at home in Lima.
- Machu Picchu is worth the trip alone however. This is one of (if not the) most magical places I’ve ever been. Eleven of the guys in our group hiked 4 days along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and then some of us climbed to the top of Huayna Picchu. Bucket list item #367- check!
- The honking in Lima is relentless. It’s funny that some people in our group who were originally from big cities seemed to like it. I guess it’s what you grew up on but it’s what I would call a “vindictive horn culture.” People just lay on their horns out of spite and it really grinds your nerves after awhile.
- If you do go to Machu Picchu be sure to spend at least 2 days acclimating in Cusco. We came from sea level to 11,550ft and the altitude kicked my ass. I had even lived in Quito, Ecuador previously at 9k’ but the abrupt change was too much. Very humbling.
- If you don’t do well in humidity you’ll want to make sure you have a fan if you visit. Fortunately our apartments all had fans (none had AC and AC is very rare in Lima). Unfortunately my first apartment had mold and I’m still now kicking the cough I acquired after we moved in.
I was lucky to interviewed and featured this last week on the Remote Year site. In it we talk about the backstory that led me to this program, how it’s worked out with doing my job from the road, gear recommendations, travel hacks and more.
No new gear recs this month. Hard to believe our tribe will be disbanding two months from now… Get fired up for the first Charity Makeover in awhile in Cordoba on Apr 22nd. More details coming soon.
Lastly, here are a handful of songs that will remind me of Lima: