It is important to reflect on any journey.
What did we see and do across these two remarkable weeks in Peru?
We saw the pyramids of a civilisation that pre dates the Pharaohs and Inca temples and towns and their terraces lying in the sun.
Most days we were in sight of mountains crowned with clouds and snow.
We had the chance to explore cities and their gorgeous churches, each House of God dripping with gold and silver.
And during these discoveries come to sense a people for whom Christianity and spirituality were very much part of their everyday.
We salivated over ancient textiles and pottery fashioned two thousand years ago
Recoiled from the tourist hoards including young girls perched atop of ruins, their arms spread wide and chests thrust forward for ‘the photo’.
We relished wonderful cuisine and stayed in some wonderful hotels
Travelled through jungles, plains and peaks and spied small villages by fast flowing rivers.
Ridden on trains where smartly dressed attendants suddenly don colourful costumes and danced along our train’s carriage. Then they give a fashion show
And sailed across a lake and met people we will never forget.
Each was an exquisite and unrepeatable experience.