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Dos & Don’ts for a Trip or Yoga Retreat to Peru

April 7, 2016

As we prepare to head to Peru this summer with our friends at Free People, it’s important for us to get ready for our trip by researching what “to do” and “not do,” beyond eating tons of superfoods and taking epic hikes at Machu Picchu.

We borrow this hilarious list from Anna at Free People:

DON’T:

-Drink the tap water.

-Throw toilet paper into the toilet.

-Trust the llamas (they sometimes attack lunge at you).

-Do a choreographed dance and film it at Machu Picchu (you will be kicked out).

-Expect people not to laugh when you ask about a vegetarian restaurant.

DO:

-Talk to the locals. They’ll give you the DL on what’s really good.

-Make friends with sweet dogs. They’ll guide you around their towns and be your bff.

-Speak the local language as often as possible. You’ll be surprised at how much you know.

-Dance in the mountains (…just not Machu Picchu).

-Travel with people that inspire you.

-Go with the flow. The best experiences are often the most unexpected.

Here’s another short list  of tips that we gathered from people throughout the web:

-Dust is everywhere, so take a small nail brush.

-Sunblock is your friend.

-Bring cheap flip-flops.

-Be prepared for high altitude by drinking a lot of water.

-Bring hiking boots.

-The tomatoes are super delicious. Eat them!

-The outlets are like those in the United States.

-Haggle like crazy.

Have you been to Peru? Share your tips below.

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Living every single day for the mat, Sara is a yoga teacher, a published yoga writer and storyteller, an innovative yoga marketer, a YOGANONYMOUS editor, and a dedicated yoga student.

Sara strives to live from the connection of her head and her heart and encourages her students and clients to do the same by motivating them to step into their full powerful purpose through the transformational magic of yoga.

When not on the mat, you can find this earth sign hiking up a mountain in the beautiful Boulder, Colo., where she’s based or shredding down a ski hill.

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