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Travelling around is only as great as the people you meet. Yes, the scenery and the ancient stories hidden in the architectural wonders are of course our reason for traveling in the first place, but those things are made infinitely more wonderful thanks to the good times we share with other backpackers we meet at hostels.
Puruchuco is one of the Lima area's many impressive archeological sites. It's worth spending the time to organize a visit to this 800-year-old palace and famous burial site while staying at Pariwana Hostel Lima. You can either get there by bus or book a taxi.
Peru has one of the world's most ancient surf cultures, dating back thousands of years. However, its beaches have been little-known to the rest of the world -- until recently. Over recent years, international surfers have been catching up on what is on offer here, with Punta Hermosa being one of the most celebrated areas.