Well, hello there! You may have noticed that things have been a little quiet around here, as I’ve been away for nearly the entire month of April. I’ve been across the world to one of the most beautiful and amazing countries in the world, Peru. Most of the journey forced me to be entirely off the grid, shock horror – nearly a month with either a dodgy connection or nothing at all – sounds like any bloggers idea of hell, but it was actually amazing and I’ve learnt so much. It sounds cheesy but I actually think I’ve arrived home a changed woman, it’s been a real spiritual journey too. It’s going to take quite a few blog posts to cover everything we did, so watch out for more updates and pictures to come, I have so many stories to share. I won’t bore you with all 2500 pictures from the trip, so here is a little selection of the highlights and best moments.
Flying over the Nazca Lines
Meeting the ‘reed people’ of Lake Titicaca
Walking the Inca Trail
Arriving to Machu Picchu after 4 days of hard trekking and camping
Squeezing 16 people inside a tree in the Amazon Jungle
I learnt in Peru many things, firstly that it’s so easy to be caught up in ‘drama’ at home, silly, petty things that when you actually come away from it all and see with some perspective, things are not always as bad as they seem. However, even if they are, there is a big world out there with so many new people, experiences and amazing places to go. Some of the people we met along the way had little to nothing, yet were still happy and smiling. Things are not always bad.
Secondly, I was surprised as to how little cosmetics and beauty products I really needed, I probably took too many (as any beauty blogger would… right?) and on the first few nights felt a bit lost without my usual hairdryer, blow-dry spray and hair straighteners. However, by the end of the trip I was enjoying letting my hair dry naturally (turns out it has a nice natural wave) and applying only a little mascara and letting my skin breathe. I’m determined to continue with the ‘nearly natural’ look more often as it’s liberating!
Lastly, I learnt that I am much stronger and more determined than I ever thought. The Inca trail (although amazing) was tougher than I could ever have imagined, and with my illness from last year I really struggled with the altitude. However put my mind to it, and did it! I’m so glad I did as it’s such a massive sense of acheivement to see Machu Picchu with the sun rising behind after four days of walking. I’ll be writing a whole post on the Inca trail so look out for it.
Right, so whats new with for the blog? As you can imagine I’ve had a lot of time on my travels, to do some thinking, mulling over and blog planning and I’ve come up with lots of new and exciting ideas for the blog. I’ll be making lots of changes over the next few months which I hope you’ll enjoy, with more lifestyle posts and a couple of giveaways too! Although I had an amazing time I missed my little bloglette and am so pleased to be back!
Feel free to leave me any links of important news, exciting posts or just anything I might have missed and I’ll do my best to catch up with comments soon 😉