6 Hidden Instagram Hotspots in Peru

Hi guys, I finally got my life (relatively) in order and wrote a new article for the National Student on six incredible hidden Instagram hotspots in Peru! Here’s an excerpt from the article, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it:

“With the likes of the stunning Amazon rainforest and the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu in its borders, Peru is already renowned for being one of the most picturesque and photo-worthy countries in the world. However, if you step off the beaten path in this South American country you can discover remarkable hidden gems just waiting to be photographed, taking your wanderlust and Insta stream to new heights.

 

1. Huayllay stone forest

In the open Peruvian fields of the Huayllay National Sanctuary, you can find a forest of stone, towering pillars rising impossibly into the sky. These incredible formations have existed for thousands and thousands of years and now host rock-climbers and visitors alike who come to bask in this otherworldly landscape…”

You can read the full article here. If there are any places you think are worthy additions to the list let me know in the comments below!

Rainbow villages + giant rocks in Guatapé

At the early hour of 4 am last Friday morning I got in the car with my host family to drive to Guatape. Guatape is a beautiful village on a big lake near the city of Medellin… a 7-hour drive away.

Many hours later, as we neared Guatape, I was surprised to watch the landscape change dramatically. Rainforest gave way to mountains covered in pine trees. The weather was drier and more temperate, it almost reminded me of upstate New York or Vermont.

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Gratefully, our house for the weekend more than made up for the long journey, perfectly situated right on the lake. Plus, it had a wraparound veranda scattered with comfy seats and hammocks ideal for admiring the amazing view.

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