When I was doing my research for the trip and realized that how much was involved in actually getting up to the mountain I almost said…you know what, forget it. I had 2 flights to Lima then one to Cuzco and a taxi drive to Urubamba. Then a train to the top of the mountain followed by a bus. I wondered if it would be worth all the trouble and let me tell you , YES its definitely worth every mile.
It was difficult to digest that I was actually standing in such a unique space experiencing this ancient city on top of a mountain. Simply amazing. I’d just returned from the Great Wall and Forbidden City a month prior to this trip and it was very hard to say which was more amazing….I still can’t decide 100% but maybe give a slight edge to Machu Picchu.
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