Peru Travel Vlog (Machu Picchu and Guinea Pigs For Food!) – Rozz Recommends: Unexplored EP2

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this is Ross I mean Aviva in the room took me a long while to get here flight from Singapore transit in Tokyo on route to Los Angeles took me like 10 hours to get to Lima Peru this is probably the longest time I've ever ticket to get to any place in the world I'm waiting to board my flight to Cusco and from there I will begin the main adventure and that is to the Machu Picchu Cusco pretty much lies at a pretty high altitude of 3399 meters so flying into here you're pretty much flying straight into high altitude now there many ways to combat altitude sickness and one of them believed by the locals is to consume coca leaf tea coca leaf is pretty much the leaf upon which cocaine is made from but the quantities are so nominal that you don't even get the effect of cooking so it's 20% safe to drink so the hotel I live in has reflow cocoa tea at the lobby all right so I'm on the way to the sacred valley this is my ride for the day wow that sure weathers looking pretty good not taking any chances though I am totally wearing my rain gaiters for my boots I guess there's nothing worse than walking around with wet shoes and socks I've got my gore-tex arm so oh good so you can see behind me is the city of Cusco in Peru it's so quaint look at that so I'm in a quaint little village of chinchero right now this village is often overlooked by people traveling to the sacred Valley but I think it's worth a stopover here in Peru city six and my guide says they're very delicious with very low cholesterol and they're going apeshit right now oh my god don't get so fed because you're gonna be eaten one thing I love about Peru its its diversity in ingredients they're like how many different kinds of potatoes about 3,000 types and this is like probably the weirdest potato I've ever seen and Luke's like when you don't have enough fluid in your system and your shit comes out lumpy and also like the different kinds of corn as well this is an alpaca and here's another one he's a bit shy hey they're like all these wolves for sale and a lot of woven fabrics here so if you're interested taken with souvenir this is the spot this is a dying ceremony happening right now the Peruvians are excellent at making dyes and embroidery and cloth and all these dyes are natural whatever you see next to the yarn is where the color was from so I just discovered in the volition chincheros nobody has gray hair because of this route called suck Tana and sucked Ana is a natural detergent you can use it to wash anything including your hair and she says she has got no gray hair because of Tana this is what the shampoo looks like in cashews in curse shampoo and this is what you wash the wool with yeah and maybe it burka is very guilty because they don't nearly take a shower sorry wash on the hair look at that before and after Wow oh my god the shampoo works so I'm checking out some weaving techniques it's amazing that these women leave the patterns by memory and these patterns are passed down from generation to generation and they use a certain weaving tool this phone so can you guess what bone this is I thought it was llama or maybe alpaca but it's guys it's human bones so the question now is who's bone was it if he's one didn't buy anything ok I better fucking buy some thank you humor you have llama bone oh man she likes me it's actually llama bone Here I am in the secret Valley that's the Andean Mountain range behind me another thing about a secret valley is there's so many ruins to check out I for one am not too bothered and I feel like unless you're doing a documentary on ruins or you have the strange connection or desire to be around old buildings I say you don't quite have to do every single ruin to get to the sacred Valley there are a few ways now if you're on a budget of course it can take a public bus from Cusco and then when you get through the Sacred Valley you can kind of book a local taxi which is way cheaper I don't have much time here so I've opted to book a private taxi now this is way cheaper than a private tour what you get is basically a car and a driver they're gonna take you all around like where you want to go and then along the way you see beautiful scenery like this one it's unreal from here at the Mara's salt mine it's all brown like Milo and this is pretty much what happens during the rainy months because the rain pretty much beat down on the salt ponds causing the mud to kind of stir up and create this brown color if you come here during a dry season this whole plane will be white which is kind of beautiful but I also see beauty in this now this is a very ancient method of mining for salt pretty much like tiny little pools of salted water left evaporate leaving behind only salt as you can see some of the ponds have salt in them this is pretty much how the Incas did it back in those days so the Mara's salt mines are a bit of an off the beaten path location so they're not as many tourists here as all the other popular ruins you can totally get a shot without anyone in the background you know what it's so unnecessary to book a tour to do the salt mines if you come here and you stick close enough to a tour group you can hear everything okay I'm here at Morais you can see behind me the terraces it's like a shape of a bowl a pretty much model like a Roman Coliseum with all the steps now is believe that the Incas used design as an agricultural experimentation lab of sorts from the top to the bottom there's a drop of temperature of 15 degrees Celsius and because of the drop in micro temperatures the Incas can use different levels to test out vegetation and how they grow at different altitude pretty ingenious if you ask me so Instagram Abul care pretty unique because they really blend all sorts of brews without talk about the basics for your five rules are you getting your blended stuff you get all that so behind me is the chorizo counter they make it fresh every morning with all the fresh spices and then stuff into sausages continental caca I have some news for you this right here it's a very delicious snack no that's how paco Jersey let's us closely relate it to the custard apple but it's not so we're just casually strolling through the food section when I got introduced to a cactus that people drink here to get high I'm here at the one-shot bus station it's really cold right now it's about 10 degrees Celsius but I've got my gear on so I'm good so first you take a bus from the one shock station that's about an hour 40 minutes to the train station in Ont Dumbo and then you take another one and a half hour train ride to Machu Picchu so I just arrived at oriented tombow station my train only arrives at 9:15 so I'm gonna take a walk around the town and see what's happening I'm gonna enjoy a local breakfast too late we'll be adding some lime and some chili gonna tear that's okay this is like a hug in a bowl nothing like a bowl of noodle soup in the cold morning my 8 degrees Celsius right now I'm so happy just bought at the tree machu picchu so it's about one and a half hours away no one season right next to me so I have more leg room this is pretty dope because you get an almost one of you as we travel to Machu Picchu okay I rejoice too soon the train is moving backwards I'm sitting the wrong way around it because I still want to help our right all right guys the March be to a sacred stone city perched high up in the mountains between two tall andean peaks why that he can build it and why did they hurriedly abandon it nobody knows that over 150 structures here homes who storage units temples this is superbly well preserved despite having been forgotten for 500 years this whole area has been extremely well planned now there's a superb irrigation system so this whole place never ever floods the structure still stands we discovered deep foundation the Inka just brilliant can I just put it that way despite not having much knowledge of like steel and wheels and all that it managed to cut up all these rocks to build the city I will give up look at this irrigation system this was built by the Incas it is still working to this day channelling water from the mountains this is the Sun temple all the temples built in the name of the Sun during the Inca Empire all round because the Sun is round can you see that chinchilla at the window of the Sun temple no one's a lot in there but this guy is a rebel apparently chinchillas are wild a very common here so you can kind of like tell your status in the hierarchy of things by the kind of structures you live in the peasants and the commoners who live in structures built with rock that's a bit odd shaped whereas the nobles and the temples built for gods with our structures like this it's just like evenly cut stones perfectly fitted with each other that's how you know you're it Wow look at it wildlife here at Machu Picchu also you're done you can get your passport stamped with a Machu Picchu chop yeah I've officially been here if you want to take the classic photos of Machu Picchu like you see on the internet the only place to do that is from the vantage point at the guard house I had grand plans of doing one of the few easier hikes around the Citadel like to the Sun gate so you know what the altitude is giving me a shortness of breath I'm struggling just making it to the guardhouse and that's nowhere near the foot of the Sun gate so I think I'm just gonna stick to this path and just make it up in one piece alive I'm not even tired I'm just breathless I get to the first means that for me the past nine to ten days in Peru have been a blast I've been so moved by the landscape and the spirit of Peru I don't know there's just something so magical about this place people the food surprisingly the food was amazing I had the privilege of dining at central central is number four on a list of world's 50 best restaurants I had a ceviche overload in local ceviche shops and even took up a cooking class and learned how to make some Peruvian dishes I don't know man I'd love to stay so much that I am ranking it right up there next to Iceland it's one of my favorite places in the world as I was rolling through traveling between places on buses trains and planes I just got a bit evil you know tears so just dream down my face and I just cannot stop crying and it's quite embarrassing and I was a bit self-conscious because I'm travelling alone and people might just be looking at me wondering why is this solo traveler this girl crying I guess I was just so overwhelmed by everything I travelled a long way both literally and figuratively to get here it took me thirty two hours and many plane rides to get here but it also took me 17 years to get out of my comfort zone we all overcome challenges in our own ways some people conquer mountains save lives better the world as for me the challenges I've overcome has more to do with personal growth and learning to love myself I think this is something that not many people do enough off I came across this quote that said hey one day you're gonna be dead way longer than you've ever been alive and that woke me up I was like okay I have to start living my life for me on my terms so I barely scraped the surface of what Peru has to offer in the mere 10 days that I was here but I'll definitely be back but for now go onward to Bolivia I'll see you there


27 Comments

Reiann Goh · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Why did they built it? and why did they hurriedly adandon it?
IDK, maybe because 11:12

KH C · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

I love your videos! Keep it up.

pratima dutta · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Plz name the root for prevent grey hair, girl using in your video

kai xin · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

I swear you are so inspirational

emily404 · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Well done

Lydya Apandi · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Hi rozz, which month you travel for peru?

hewlett packard · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Ur not traveling alone!! ur travelling with us…. ur Amazing really ur videos are informative n real treat to our eyes KEEP ROCKING KEEP TRAVELLING GURL💘💸🧚‍♀️

Kris Oltman-Reid · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Great video! Curious how much the valley trip cost, and if you needed to pay for any passes, or just the taxi? Thanks!

The Unchained CEO · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Such a beautiful video!! I'm planning on solo travelling to Peru in May. Just seeing you experience made my heart melt. It will be my first time going on an adventure trip!! I'm so excited!!! You have a new sub girl!! 👌🏾😍😍😍

ha lam · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Thanks for sharing a nice video! which tour did you book for Machu Picchu ? how did you get to the top of Machu Picchu? thanks

Isabella sumaq warmi · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Very nice vlog 👍

spick gs · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Wow… You look like Nagas you sound like Nagas im Nagas ( northeast india ) you should come and visit our place .. And their are many beautiful and unique places in our place example like Dzukuo and unique international festival like hornbill

Mrkus Cha. · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

you are so beautiful

Michline Al · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

May I know how much in total for the trip include stays, food, and shop around and souvenirs? Nice vlog by the way

missppppp1234 · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

I never commented but I am deeply encouraged by you especially on the chat in the end. You are so cool!

Itchy Feet Will Travel K · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Nice message at the end

Lility JFisher · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

This is the best vlog ever! There's so much passion and emotions put into the video and I cant stop watching it! Good job Rozz❤

Natasha Saw · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Can I say, with or without makeup, her skin Is flawless

Pandroo · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

WOW! Great video! Unbelievable country with food

Leslie Palomino · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Love your Peru travel vlog! My vlog can’t compare but check it out! Absolutely love how you expressed Peru’s lovely culture!!!

Cor Balters · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Great vlog. So much more informative than most other vloggers post on You Tube. Respect!

Samantha Aparicio VLOG &Reviews · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

I have a question?

Haritha Jayagopi · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Love this travel vlog on Peru 🙂 Very informational and very straightforward! Great seeing a fellow solo female Singaporean Traveler here on YouTube! Will keep watching your videos 🙂

smokinghater Nosmoking · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Go gurl!!! Keep seeing the world.

Aisell Lessia · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

İ want Peru

Chia Kai Ting · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Haha she’s so funny

JohnnyBoii · May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm

I can’t believe rozz is gg to be 40plus soon! I tot she was 20 plus 😂

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