The real World Cup in Peru
Peru might not have officially qualified for the World Cup in 2014, but you’d never know it in this small village high in the Andes.
At 9840 feet (3000 metres) above sea level, the stage was set for a tough international battle – Intrepid Travel Guests vs. Locals. Both teams were a bit rusty – but soon the competitive World Cup spirit overcame their stiffness!
The visiting team ended up losing in a close 2-1 game. Our travelers just weren’t any match for the altitude, or the women and men of the Andes! But everyone’s a winner on days like this, when language barriers and cultural differences are overcome by so much fun on the football field with our new friends.
One of my favorite experiences of the Niece Project trip so far!
My adventures with Megan, Niece #3, continue in Peru on Intrepid’s Inca Trail and Amazon trip. You can follow our progress via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #NieceProject and find out more about Niece Project and my travels on ottsworld.com.
Photos © Sherry Ott.