Our journey to lake sandoval had us up and about at 5 am that morning. after a 25 minute boat ride down the madre de dios river, we had to hike 2 hours through the dense (and extremely muddy) amazon rainforest. monkeys, macaws and leaf-cutter ants were par for the course! and finally, somewhere in the middle of the forest, we found ourselves hopping into canoes - paddling into the idyllic lake sandoval. no wonder we needed to have a quick lie down after all our indiana jones-esque adventures earlier in the day!
on assignment with @peru.#visitperu#perutherichestcountry
Stones. the incans were masters of them, and machu picchu is a resounding example of their excellence // @siddharthajoshi and i spent a good part of our day seeking out interesting nooks and crannies in the ancient citadel. thanks for the picture, friend!
Tried my hand at a drone boomerang, high above the amazon rainforest! 🌳🌿🌲 // in hindsight, i think i could have taken the drone a lot further away - but i'm still not super confident with my drone handling skills 😅. thoughts? comment below! ⬇️
The geometric salt pools of maras date back to the 1400s, where amazingly - salt is still harvested here in exactly the same way as was done all those years ago. and as the sun sets on the day, i'm not sure if i've been tranported to the ancient civilization of the incas, or the iron landscape of mars ✨ #visitperu#perutherichestcountry@peru
From lines of leaf-cutter ants toiling under their burdens of tiny leaves, to the enormous buttress roots of iron trees (as seen here) - the extremes of scale in the amazon rainforest were a marvel to witness #visitperu#perutherichestcountry@peru
Peru has been a whirlwind so far, and i'm super excited to share all the fun stories and pictures soon - but for now i'd like to stop and appreciate the moment for a second. because life is so subtle sometimes, that you barely notice yourself walking through the doors you once wished would open ❤️