My trip to Peru ~By Dominic~
This year I went to Peru with my family and I would like to share a bit of my holiday with you.
We have just landed in Lima which is the capital of Peru. It is midnight and I am relieved to have made it. (It is 18 hours behind NZ time)!
My first day at high altitude (in Cusco) felt strange - at 3,300 metres above sea level! The air was thin and there was barely any humidity!
There were heaps of rocky outcrops and Inca ruins. In the Sacred Valley, we went to Machu Picchu and also climbed Wayna Picchu. The highest I went was 5,325 metres at Rainbow Mountain!
I really enjoyed it all but the part that really stood out for me was how advanced some of the Inca tools, structures and mechanisms were! The most interesting thing was staying on a floating island on Lake Titicaca!
When we were on our way to Cusco, the plane we were in was speeding along the runway, just about to take off, when it suddenly skidded to a halt! The pilot had to make an emergency stop because something was wrong with the plane.
The last place we went was the Amazon rainforest. The temperature there was in the late 30s and it was extremely humid. We saw monkeys , pink dolphins, catfish, sloths, tarantulas, and a whole lot of other species. Our trip lasted three weeks and two days!
Finally the holiday came to an end, but I was happy because then I could chill at home, and NOT have to make sure that I had put 80% deet mosquito repellent on.