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A Peruvian odyssey

Be Creative
December 17, 2021

Hans Beumer fulfilled two childhood dreams when he filmed a trip to Peru and then turned his travels into a movie.

The homeowner from Stockland’s Halcyon Glades debuted the film to his fellow homeowners at a premiere held at the Caboolture (QLD) community’s private cinema in October.

“It’s something I have wanted to do since I was a child,” he said.

“It left a very interesting and colourful impression on me.”

Hans spent almost six weeks in the South American country in late 2018, visiting many of the sites including Macchu Picchu, Nazca, Lake Titicaca and Lima.

“It was a very interesting trip with lovely foodie experiences, comfortable and clean accommodation and in parts it was quite strenuous and one had to have a certain fitness level,” he said.

Hans, who has no experience in film, acted as producer, director, cinematographer, sound engineer and narrator of the film.

He said the film was had been well received by his fellow homeowners, particularly during the pandemic as we have not been able to travel.

Hans said Macchu Picchu was one of the highlights of the trip, which he said was fascinating to try and understand how the ancient Incans constructed such amazing stone structures.

“I also got to meet many different people on the tour, many who have become friends and I am still in contact with today,” he said.