• By JP
  • 18th December 2018

Lessons learnt from a month in Zorritos

Lessons learnt from a month in Zorritos

Lessons learnt from a month in Zorritos 768 1024 JP

Spending a month in northern rural Peru in a quiet little fishing village can apparently teach you a lot… as I move onto the next part of my journey, I thought I’d share what I have learnt so far…

  1. The key to a happy life is to simply relax. Everyone here is so relaxed, and they are so happy. It’s all about the little things. 
  2. When you travel, at some point (within reason) it is essential to simply let go and trust those around you. It is easy to assume that because people are from a different background, they do not share the same values. In reality they are just like us. 
  3. A smile is a universal language, and it goes a long way. 
  4. Homesickness sucks, but its a sign you have something worth missing and thats a precious thing.
  5. You do you. Not everyone will understand or support your journey, but that’s why it’s yours not theirs. 
  6. There is no right way to travel. Some people like going at it solo, whilst others like an organised group. Some enjoy the spontaneity of not knowing where you will be the next day, others need a planned out and budgeted itinerary. I’m still figuring out where i lie on that scale, but so far i’m loving spontaneity.
  7. If you’re not enjoying a place, go somewhere new.
  8. Everyone has a story to tell. You can learn a lot from a stranger with a story.
  9.  You never know unless you try. Food, places, sports, anything.  
  10. You can live whatever life you choose to. I have met so many inspirational people so far who have done incredible things. We truly can do anything.