We have a pack full of memories from voyages past
New adventures are calling and coming to you fast
Before you can go, clues you must collect
You’re assigned to a case, now go and select.
Now that your bags have everything in
You’ll soon be stowing them in the overhead bin
But before we head to the international gate
We’ll all pile in and ride interstate.
You’ve traveled high to a land far away
At the tops of the mountains is where you will stay
Legends tell of a mythological spirit
Hiding in rocks, though the natives don’t fear it.
You’ve found your Apu, now it’s time to learn more
A ten thousand year culture, so much to explore.
They used blankets as money, worth more than gold
Brightly colored and soft, worn by royals of old.
Wrapped up in warm textiles this culture endears.
There’s so much to smell, taste, and delights for the ears.
Quiet your mind and listen closely to the sounds of the land
For your ears will guide you to the next clue at hand.
With music from Spain and Africa too
There are thousands of birds to sing songs to you.
Look up to the treetops and there you might find
The king of all birds, the largest of it’s kind.
Though the canopy above is as dense as can be
Make sure to look below, there’s so much to see
With ten million species this space is not small.
So much life here, the ground may seem to crawl.
The story of this land is woven together.
By the fur of this camelid, soft as a feather.
From hats, gloves, and sweaters of every kind
To the rug on the floor, a place to unwind.
You’ve only begun to understand the wonder of this place.
And the sites you’ll visit, the steps you will trace.
Your tickets have arrived, now it’s time to discover
The postman has delivered, it’s yours to uncover.