Peru Up Close and Personal: A Documentary

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One of the first posts I ever wrote for Hopscotch the Globe was about a Peruvian family that changed my outlook on life.  Since posting the story back in September 2010, I continue to receive emails from many of you telling me how much the story inspired you.  Well, I have a surprise for you all.  That written story is also a 24- minute documentary that not only features the story of the Peruvian family, but the rest of my adventure in the country.  After one month of filming and one year of editing, Siya and I took our finished product around to various universities, colleges and high schools in Ontario to share our story and passion for quality travel with students and faculty.  Now it’s your turn to enjoy this video.  The documentary was the first travel video Siya and I had ever made, but we love it and hope you will too.  Without further delay, here is our documentary titled, “Peru – Up Close and Personal.”

In 2008, Siya and I (college students at the time), traveled across the country of Peru to film our first documentary in partnership with Niagara College’s International Department. Peru is a country full of history, culture, nature and adventure. Both Siya and I couldn’t have anticipated the impact Peru and its people would have on our lives. This developing nation showed us that happiness is measured in moments and relationships and not money and possessions. Join Siya and I from the Andes to the Amazon, and you will see why this South American country certainly classifies as a traveler’s paradise.

Peru Up Close and Personal Part 1

Peru Up Close and Personal Part 2

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  1. March 19, 2019 / 4:51 am

    I have read your blog it’s really awesome and good. I want to ask which company can translate my Russian language Documentary?

  2. Marcia Bacchus
    April 30, 2012 / 1:10 am

    that was so inspirational in so many ways..i just discovered your blog.. im going to be “hop scotching” it for a few hours and share it with others! seriously amazing! 

    • Anonymous
      April 30, 2012 / 3:27 pm

      Thank you Marcia!  I’m so glad you enjoyed the documentary.  That really means a lot to me.  Also, thank you for sharing my blog.  I’ve been blogging for nearly two years now and have a lot of projects coming up that I can’t wait to share with you all:)  Enjoy and happy travels:)

  3. Diego Zimmermann
    April 18, 2012 / 8:29 pm

    Kristen and Siya, you have done a faboulous work!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      April 30, 2012 / 3:27 pm

      Thank you Diego!  We both really loved Peru.  It’s such a beautiful country that has everything to offer.