Think of the Caribbean and inevitably evoke stereotypical images of white sand beaches and tropical drinks with little umbrellas. It’s a nice thought, but we’re here to tell you that the islands offer much more.
The contradictions that is pressed upon arrival. With a history built on piracy and identity of sugar, slavery and colonial rebellion, the islands support a vibrant mix of cultures. There are cricketers and dreadlocks, the Cuban rebels and lobster. The shifting sands on the beaches come in shades impossible protected, from white sugar and brown salmon pink to brown and black coal. While some islands shine just above sea level, others stand out as green icebergs.
It is an archipelago closely linked to the sea and you’ll fall under his spell at the time to taste the salt on the skin. You will always remember seeing the first float of sea turtles and the feeling of a smile with a snorkel in your mouth. You’ll climb the highest peaks forests redefine the ‘green’, the word where tropical birds flutter in the flashes of color and fill the air with a symphony of whistles and song. You’ll dance to the rhythms of reggae, salsa and strain. You will eat fresh seafood and spicy dishes, and spend lazy afternoons in hammocks. And yes, it’s likely a drink decorated with little umbrellas while watching the sunset from a beautiful white sand beach
Clinging to the Andes, between the arid coastal desert and the lush area of the Amazon rainforest in Peru offers a wide range of experiences that can be difficult to choose between them. Solemn pilgrimage to the gods and indigenous Christians. Neon lights of discos full of young people get to enjoy. Ancient ruins divulge secrets of prehistory. There are museums to visit, Ogle lakes, waves for surfing, labyrinthine cities to explore.
This is a country where practices are deeply rooted – 5000 years to be exact. However, it is a constantly energized by new influences. In Peru, you can enjoy African rhythms, admire impressive Catholic churches and examine indigenous textiles inspired by pre-Columbian tradition.
Meanwhile, prepare to send to your vision (and camera) at full speed. Peru is home to snowy mountains, giant sand dunes, flocks of brightly colored tropical birds, postcard perfect volcanoes and rocky outcrops in the Pacific inhabited by sea lions argumentative.
And do not forget the food – a reward of sublime concoctions made from local ingredients and contemporary. You will need weeks to enjoy the wide selection of delicacies: from rare strains of potatoes for a guinea pig for succulent sea mollusks.