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Here I came to Machu Picchu, where everyone seems to have their profile photos replaced. To get to Cusco, I drove from Puno for about 7 hours and I was already amazed by the scenery of mountains and plains that didn’t even have names. So I was wondering whether Machu Picchu could actually beat the unnamed scenery.

Since I do not consider myself a vacation traveler, when I am in a highly touristy place, I feel as if I came to a too much fancy store that I cannot afford.

Even it was a low season, the minimal cost for Machu Picchu experience was expensive, starting at $180/person.

However, being at Machu Picchu was an irreplaceable experience. I enjoyed looking at the mysterious engineering feat with an exaggerated sense of an open space at the top of mountains. It’s a pity that, to this day, we know little about this city – when it was built, who built it, and why it was abandoned.

@Machu Picchu, Peru, April 29, 2018