I have to admit that I got a bit sentimental when we arrived at Aguas Calientes, the gateway town to Machu Picchu in Peru. Machu Picchu was for what felt like forever on my bucket list. I have seen so many pictures of the unfinished mountain town over the years that you would have thought it would look familiar in the end and maybe less inspiring. Let me tell you, reality was different. The site was absolutely breathtaking, an unforgettable experience. Maybe we were lucky, it did not feel crowded, we had the perfect spot to embrace the site and the weather was awesome. Jackpot?