Bolivia & Peru How is this trip and what does it mean to be a backpacker in EJU?

The more than 1,000 people who have already trusted us and can tell you about it on this trip, we try to make this not an individual trip but a family one. How do we do it? With parties obviously. Lie! Good too. But not; We do this by taking a genuine interest in other people, respecting their thoughts and rhythms, and appreciating what they have to offer. The opportunity to develop many friendships throughout so many adventures shared together is there, during the fortnight.

We are aware that everyone has life stories, some more delicate than others, that we are human and that if we like the idea of ​​doing this crazy trip it is because we are probably looking for an answer to something, within us, and we plan to discover it by doing This trip.

For this reason, we want you to enjoy it and live these fifteen days being your best version, the version that ventures with your friends on the trip, that looks at everything with the eyes of a child and thirsty to learn from other realities, other forms of life in the world. Always respecting and caring for our environment and all the people we come across.

Being a backpacker is not carrying a backpack or staying in hostels. At EJU it is getting rid of luxuries and the certainty that things will turn out as you planned, it is letting go and starting to be spontaneous, it is returning to your being. That being doesn’t need much more than water, hot food, a bed, and new friends.

This is what we sell at EJU, the experience of meeting yourself in situations different from your reality and being happy with what the world has to offer you outside. Let’s do a 15-day trial together. But beware, we want to warn you that when the traveling bug bites, it bites hard. The bite can make you hungry to see with these new eyes a little more of the corners that our universe has, and that are waiting for you. The world is not only our beautiful Paraguay. Imagine visiting Thailand, Egypt, Greece or South Africa. What will it be that happens there?

Let’s start first with Bolivia and Peru, and hopefully you can live this experience with us.

BOLIVIA is a super interesting country. It is not uncommon to see women in typical costumes carrying their babies everywhere on their backs, or carrying gigantic bags of merchandise. There are areas where 4200 meters high are reached and it is normal for certain people to feel dizzy, headaches, or feel tired at the slightest physical effort. If you are very sensitive to pressure differences, a useful saying in the area is ” walk slowly, eat little and sleep alone”, apart from the coca leaf or vertigol as possible remedies. The national currency is called “boliviano”, one dollar is 7 bolivianos. As for clothing, take at least one strong coat because at more than 4,000 meters above sea level it is easy for you to feel cold. Try to buy bottled water, tap water is not drinkable. The difficulty of some demonstrations of people against their government on the roads can sometimes slow us down, but we should only wait and respect their motives. Be extremely careful when crossing the streets! In Bolivia, road culture is almost nil and it is not uncommon for drivers to cross at a red light. Bolivia is a place full of a rich multicultural identity waiting for you to discover it. The country of the altiplano invites you to be a traveler, to immerse yourself in that culture and to live the Bolivian experience.

PERU is a country that has enormous historical, cultural, tourist and gastronomic wealth, which attracts thousands of people every year. Its official language is Spanish, although native languages ​​such as Quechua or Aymara are spoken in some rural areas. The Peruvian currency is the SOL and three soles are approximately equal to one dollar. Cusco is at an altitude of 3,400 meters, already lower than Bolivia. Peruvian cuisine is one of the most recognized worldwide. Some traditional dishes are their glorious ceviche, the stuffed cause, the Ají de gallina or the huancaína potato, try them yes or yes. The pisco sour is the most popular liquor in Peru, it contains eggs and with the Chileans they dispute its creation, try it yes or yes.

Now, let’s have a little culture moment:

It turns out that the word MACHU means: old man and PICHU: virile member. So the correct way to say or read Machu Picchu is Machu PIJCHU. Thus, if we are saying: OLD MOUNTAIN.