“Make sure you come back!” That’s what most people have told me these last two weeks. I’ve made friends here, and Huaraz does feel like home. As much as I’m excited for my month off work and traveling, in the back of my mind it feels like a dry-run for when I have to leave Peru for real in September.
My bus will leave in a few hours, I’ve never really done the backpacking thing. Even though I have a list of what I want to see in the south of Peru,
I also have a flexible itinerary. That’s both exciting and slightly out of my comfort zone. Who am I kidding? It’s going to be a month of incredible memories!
In Peru, in this season of my life, I’ve found my place in the world.
I started this adventure with two things in mind: To hike and climb mountains, and secondly to finish my second book. I’ve pretty much surpassed all expectations of what I thought my body would be able to do - thanks mostly to connecting with like-minded people. In a place like Huaraz, there’s no shortage of people who love mountains.
For my month off, I plan to leave my Macbook at home. I figured it
would be good for me to be more mindful and enjoy this time away.
To reconnect and switch off for awhile. All the editing will have to wait until I come home.
So, this will be my last post for a few weeks while I go exploring another part of this beautiful country. Hasta luego, Huaraz!
Ronna Grace Funtelar a thirtyish storyteller, creative, writer and poet currently working and traveling in Peru. A woman with a curious mind who lives for hiking mountains, outdoor adventures and eating pizza. She has a unique brand of optimism that is a combination of her great enthusiasm for life and cups of coffee during the day.