I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before but on Oct 5 I will be leaving my home in the capable hands of my son and jetting off to Lima, Peru for a 10 day trip. We fly in to Lima, then go to Cuzco and visit The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and then take a train to Lake Titicaca and then back to Lima.
Last time I went out of the country I was 19 and put everything in a backpack. This time will be different but what is they same is my level of ‘I have no idea what to do’. I’m just like a bug eyed teenager leaving home for the first time. I do have my Lonely Planet book of Peru but that only helps with the ‘what to see’, not so much with with ‘what to pack’. Just to make my travel preparations a little more difficult I will be away from home all of next week at a training event. Great.
So – I need your best international travel tips and ‘must haves’. The following will amuse me but not be of much help:
1). Take me with you (I’d love to but I can’t really afford to take me. I’m doing it anyhow).
2). Don’t miss your plane
Seriously, folks. If you can help me streamline my preparations and help me not discover that which I should have known before I left I would so appreciate it. Do I need a particular type of currency converter (the electrical kind, that is); a certain type of passport protector; water purifying tablets; why type of luggage? How much? What else??
If you have been to Peru I’ll take any specific advice on where to go and where not to go, also. We are on a tour so most of that is taken care of but there are some free days.
Lay it on me!