Machu Picchu was one of the places my dad always wanted to go and never went to because of ill health.
I have been to Machu Picchu.
Because of my dad, I started looking into going to Machu Picchu to see what it was, where it was & why it was he wanted to go there.
After looking on the Internet at it, I began to think I would like to one day go there myself and after my dad died I decided I would go before my health prevented me from going. In this way, we both went me in body & my dad with my memories of him.
It was a place that I think should be on everyone's bucket list a supremely spiritual place that will enrich the lives of anyone that goes there. A place that I can now cross off of my bucket list. My trip to Machu Picchu was the reason for my vacation to Peru & the day of my visit I was very excited.
Location of Machu Picchu.
We left our coach a fair distance from Machu Picchu & travelled by train to the base station. Here we took a small coach to the visitor centre at the top of the mountain. We were taken on a guided tour of Machu Picchu & given some time to explore ourselves. The highlight for me was getting to the point on the mountain that is always shown on postcards & travel programs on the television. Here I posed for a photograph & thought of my dad, I hope that he was looking down on me & I believe through me he did finally get to visit this mystical place.