Mark Adams describes Machu Picchu as a sublime sight. From many google images (and I mean many) I too agree that it is quite a sublime site. From steep hikes, the changing of altitudes, and the deep history that lies here, why should we not turn right at Machu Picchu?
In Adams’ book “Turn Right at Machu Picchu”, he narrates his adventure in retracing the steps of Hiram Bingham in the process of studying Bingham’s life and Incan history. Bingham has been accused of stealing and just “rediscovering” Machu Picchu since there were people already living there once he got there. Adams set out to discover what Machu Picchu really was.
Throughout his journey, Adams encounters locals, comes across untouched Incan ruins, and a funny Australian guide John Leivers who wears the same clothes everyday. He does an amazing job in weaving together two stories and adding a nice kick to it. He truly discovered the lost city one step at a time.
Not only am I excited for COP20, but Machu Picchu has been on my list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit. I am very happy and grateful that I have the opportunity to do two very wonderful things at such a young age.