Machu Picchu Travels: I still haven't left Peru.
I still cannot describe how it felt to finally see the ruins at Machu Picchu. I had read about it, dreamt about it, and had almost given up on ever seeing it. So, the tears quietly welled in my eyes as we rounded the corner of a storage building to a sight of architectural phantasmagoria! It was overwhelming as I didn’t know what I wanted to do first. Fortunately, our guide helped us to navigate our way through the ruins and helped us to understand the theories that surround why Machu Picchu was built, why it is still standing, and why it may have been abandoned.
Our guide, Santiago Castelo, enhanced our visit 1000x’s over! I had anticipated that I would have to rely on my own research of Machu Picchu to enjoy this place, but his knowledge and personal perspective of the Inca clearly enriched our experience.