Why Peru’s moving up my Bucket List

This is a sponsored post on behalf of PromPeru

There are some places that elicit a pang of jealousy when I hear a friend is either planning a trip that way, or has just returned from a wonderful visit.

High on that list is Peru. Don’t ask me why I haven’t made it there myself yet, I couldn’t tell you. It’s actually a bit of a secret shame that I’ve lived and travelled this long and not trekked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

But here’s the thing. Because I haven’t been yet, when I think of Peru that’s the first thing that comes to my mind. Those gorgeous photos of sunrise over the ancient city, imagining what it must be like to be there.

Which is why when I was shown the “Don’t Watch the Movie, Live It for Real” campaign from Marca Peru it made me all the more excited to get over there because obviously there’s a whole lot more to Peru than one bucket list cliché.

The Visit Peru folks have put together a film trailer style promo that not only shows the stunning scenery that always comes to my mind, but some of the other things I’d clearly think of after I’ve been there.

You can check out the clip below… it’s only a couple of minutes long so you don’t need to make a fresh cup of tea or get an extra cushion before you do and it’s worth treating yourself to those images and a little dreaming…


Okay, am I the only one slapping themselves for not having gone sooner? And loving not only how beautiful and inspiring everything looks, but also that great voiceover guy (he nailed the movie trailer voice!).

I’m already dreaming of travelling around on those luxury trains and extraordinary houseboats. I’ll deserve it after all of that trekking up mountains after all!

So what about you? Are you one of those people I’m jealous of and have already been to Peru? And if so – what was one of the things that surprised you most about your journey? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Especially as I’ve got a trip to plan.

This was a sponsored post as PromPeru believes they share Adventures All Around’s love of great travel and adventure, and I agree.  The opinions and thoughts in the blog remain my own.

*** Update – I made it to Peru and I loved it! Check out my video and blog about travelling to Machu Picchu in style on the Hiram Bingham train.

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As a journalist who loves to travel and is fond of a chat I'm oh so happy when I'm sharing travel tales and tips through my blog and on my weekly travel segment on Sydney Radio 2UE. When I'm not travelling or writing about it I can be found out and about with friends, curled up at home with a good book or watching an addictive tv show promising I'll stop after one more episode. Amanda on Google +

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  1. Gorgeous video.
    I never thought of traveling to Peru until now.
    WOW!
    thank you for the education.

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