My first impression as a backpacker

When I traveled alone to Peru for the first time at the age of 21, I was completely overwhelmed. Everyone gave me tips, but they made me feel more insecure than they helped me. Everyone wanted to scare me about how dangerous Peru was and what I was going to do there for three months.

Before the trip started, I was a bit afraid that I would do something wrong. Today I think that this trip was the best thing I could have done. Detaching myself from everything overnight, for the first time I could really concentrate on myself and do what I wanted, this feeling of freedom and happiness changed my whole life. At that time I didn't know any backpacker, but this changed quickly.