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Hi!I'm Mikey BlountTravel Advisor [email protected]

Mikey was born in Prague to a Czech mother and US father, often moving between the two countries while growing up, which nurtured his passion for travel from a young age. While studying a degree in Psychology in the UK, he used part-time work to fund his travels around Europe and Asia. However, after one two-week field trip working on housing issues in Salvador, Brazil, he was hooked on Latin American culture, food, and lifestyle.

After finishing his Master's Degree in Social Development Practice at UCL, Mikey returned to Salvador for 5 months, teaching English at a local language school and volunteering at an NGO for kids in a disadvantaged neighbourhood. He used this time to travel further around Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro and Foz Do Iguazu, and then to Argentina, where he visited Buenos Aires.

After briefly working back home in Prague, Mikey returned to Latin America once again, to visit three more beautiful countries; Mexico, Colombia, and Peru. His stay in Peru had such a strong impression on him, he decided to go back and stay for longer and really get to know the country, the people, the culture, and all the exciting destinations Peru has to offer! Mikey’s favourite destination in Peru so far has been Lima, due to the wide range of neighbourhoods, food, and things to do. However, he also loved visiting Machu Picchu, Huacachina, and Arequipa. He is looking forward to exploring the Peruvian Amazon next!

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles - Tim Cahill

Random Things That I Love

  • Blink-182,
  • Panic! At The Disco,
  • and Green Day.
  • Eat, Pray, Love,
  • The Alchemist,
  • and The Geography of Bliss
“1984”, “Lord of the Flies”, and “Development as Freedom”.

4 Favorite Destinations in Peru

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Machu Picchu, Peru

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Cusco, Peru

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Ica, Peru

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Chachapoyas, Peru

My Peru Travel Tips and Recommendations:

Many travelers consider skipping a visit to the Peruvian capital, Lima. As Peru’s gastronomical hub, Lima is worth a few days for anyone eager to try the best of Peruvian cuisine. Home to almost a third of Peru’s population, this megacity is sure to stimulate your senses.

When arriving in the Andes, give yourself enough time to acclimatize before embarking on any strenuous activities. Spend your first day relaxing and soaking in the atmosphere.

If you know you are prone to experience altitude sickness, consider spending your first night in the Sacred Valley. It’s at a lower altitude than Cusco, making it much easier to adjust.

Travel is about trying new experiences, so don’t be afraid to try out your Spanish. Locals appreciate any effort made by visitors, even if it's just a few words. In return, you may just be rewarded with a heartwarming Peruvian smile.

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