When you think of Peru from a telescopic lens, the obvious keywords sprung to mind.
Seafood. Machu Picchu. Llamas. Rainbow Mountain. Nazca Lines.
Yes, the ceviche has been putting Lima’s gastronomical endeavours on the map. And one of the country’s most popular destinations, Cusco, is growing in popularity as not only a gateway to the Sacred Valley, but a place to get comfortable and, dare we say, settle in for longer than a day or two. And, yes, the all but required alpaca selfie (powered by overused puns) on your way into the highlands.
But when you dig beyond surface, you’re going to find that there’s a particular lifestyle in Lima, a different pace of life, and a relationship between you and how fast or slow you decide to move through life. When you step outside of Lima, you’ll learn that this lifestyle in Peru is an adaptable one, one that you can learn from, one where you can decide how rushed or how easy going life is, one that can be full of adventure or laid back and beachy. You can decide to go deep into conversation or kick back and enjoy a pisco sour at your own rate.
The Unsettled community accelerates these opportunities — to live, work, adventure, and to dig deep, buckle down, or float with the current.
In January 2018, we led our first Unsettled Peru trip with 20 entrepreneurs, explorers and freelancers, and we would be under underplaying its success if we only said that it went well.
During the month, we explored 1,800-year-old Huaca Pucllana ruins, climatised in what’s known to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the America’s, visited the ruins of Coricancha – an Inca temple demolished by the Spanish in 1533, hired a private plane to fly above the Nazca Lines, spent a night at the peaceful Huacachina lagoon, sandboarded (and fell on our faces), and cycled around the neighbourhoods of Lima.
But hey, don’t just take our word for it. Take a look for yourself to see how we explore Peru, the Unsettled way.