It’s taken a year to process the experiences and lessons learned from my initial trip to Peru, 10/2011. The deeply personal experiences of my Peru trip to Cusco, Machu Picchu and Urubamba are thanks to the guidance of Dr. J.E. Williams. It is through his guidance encompassing medical, cultural and spiritual backgrounds that allowed me to have experiences with the Q’ero people, their culture and traditions.
There were many times during the trip where I felt a deeply personal connection to Peru. This connection was not just geographical, but also spiritual in the sense that I literally felt like I was home. It was the same feeling one gets when they return after a long journey into the arms of their mother or father. It is because of these experiences that I will return to Peru, not just as a traveler, but as a friend.
Stay tuned for my upcoming review of Dr. J.E. Williams’ new book, Light of the Andes, which chronicles his own journey to the great mountain, Apu Ausangate.