Creative alternative in Perú
Here is an amazing company that has developed an alternate route through the Andes mountains to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu. There are two traditional ways to get to the beautiful city and one is the Incan trail. This trail sees 3000 people per day (and that is regulated). In other words, that’s a lot of footprints. By Mountain Lodges of Perú doing this they have integrated the local natives to help create development. For example, they have empowered and financed an elderly woman in the community to provide her jam for all of their trips. This alone has created huge impacts in her life. The lodges are run as eco-friendly as possible from technologically sound water filtration systems to well-thought out composting sites to reduce waste and over-consumption. In addition, Mountain Lodges of Perú has sponsored a local NGO, Yanapana Perú, that focuses on education for over 150 communities and help promote active development in the area.
Pretty amazing stuff.
http://mountainlodgesofperu.com/blog/ (this is a link that has a great video on their work with Yanapana)
Is this a trip that you think you would enjoy? Why?
Bienvenidos! I would like to personally welcome you to my blog. I am starting this blog because it is time to finally start creating intention within the world as to what my passion is and begin to pursue that passion.
Short and sweet; I have a passion for travel, culture, identities and the differences within the world that makes it such a beautiful and curious place to live. Specifically, I have fallen in love with the cultures of central and south america. I have had the opportunity to travel a little and in each one of my travels a certain feeling has continually resonated with me. Culture is being lost. This mainly felt due to globalization, capitalization, greed, tourism….many, many things. My goal with this blog is not to bash these principals but to create awareness and education within the regions of central and south america as to how we can be responsible and create change. Before too much is lost.
From this blog, I hope that I can inspire you, educate you , create awareness, give you something that you may have been searching for, create connection, entertain and awe you… and I am not entirely sure what else yet! I hope to create the bridge between our society’s fortuante lifestyle with those that are in need of our help and begin to ‘Be The Change’. That being said…
What are your personal travel experiences ? How did it change and create your reality and who you are now?