I am an official tour guide in Cusco, Peru, and it was here where I studied Tourism at the university and got a degree. Before I finished University, I trained in several travel agencies to gain experience and knowledge of showing the sights of my city. After that, my first experience as a guide was when I traveled with a group of children to Choquequirao. It was amazing to be there and take care of all of them like an old friend.
How did you get involved in travel?
When I was a child, one day, my mother decided to send my older brother and me to Siervos de Los Pobres, because they had a community kitchen for poor children. The only payment was to bring one kilogram of potatoes or any other vegetable every week. Here, it was the place where I met many friends from different parts of the world, all of them were amazing towards me and always taught me the value of sharing and being kind to everybody, and, most of all, being grateful to God for the opportunities.
Most memorable trip
My most memorable trip was when I went to the Choquequirao Archaeological Park, also known as the sister of Machupicchu, with my friends from university. The route is difficult, but you get to enjoy the views of the canyon where the Apurimac river winds, and the amazing landscapes of the mountains with the glaciers. They remind you of how ecological Andean societies were, always maintaining harmony and beauty between their buildings and nature.