South America’s Next Great Beach Vacation: KiChic in Mancora, Peru
By Ann Abel
Of all the places to have a spiritual awakening, Australia was the one for Cristina Gallo. It was during a work stint there that the Lima native noticed how the land was full of wild places and the locals were closely connected to nature.
That stay set her off on 15 years of traveling—it was India that showed her how well she could eat and how light she could feel as a vegetarian and inspired her to start asking questions and seeking answers—and meeting people who, she says, helped her discover her purpose in life: “to create awareness.” But throughout it all, she maintained her home in Mancora, on the northwestern coast of Peru, and used it as a refuge for family gatherings.