Bucket List: Mud Bath In A Natural Lagoon (Chilca, Peru)

They say the lagoons in Chilca, Peru are the fountains of youth, which heal all your aches and pains.

…that remains to be seen, but I can tell you one thing…it smells like $%^&.

I know, I know. I never cuss on here. I keep my posts family friendly. But there was no other way to say it. It truly smells like $%^&. And while it dried, I kept wondering if I was the brunt of some colossal joke.

Because how magical could these waters really be with all the alien sculptures around? Chilca is basically the Roswell, New Mexico of Peru…i.e. they have aliens everywhere – lounging by the lagoons, on billboards, giving out ice cream. I never found out if the aliens had anything to do with the lagoons and why they are magic (still working on my Spanish), but, apparently, there have been quite a few UFO sightings around town.

Let’s get back to the mud bath though because that is what’s on my bucket list.

The first lagoon we went to cures all aches and pains…the second one we jumped into specializes in fertility (Don’t judge us…we’re all single ladies in our thirties! We need all the help we can get!)…and the third, which I skipped, prevents hair loss and migraines.

If you ever go, the process is simple. Take a quick dip in the water then rub the mud all over you (it sticks better on wet skin), let the mud dry, then hop back in the water to cleanse yourself.

Oh, and you’re going to smell…even after you shower…twice…but your skin will be silky smooth (and hopefully ailment free). Our poor driver. I think we ruined his van.



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