I was a bit skeptical before going to Machu Picchu in Peru. The problem was that I had heard so much about it and normally when one has very high expectations, the likelihood of disappointment is higher as well. However, when I saw this incredible ancient city, I forgot all my skepticism.
The view of the ruins amidst the clouds on an otherwise sunny day (lucky!) was breathtaking. Moreover, the story of the Incas who carried these enormous stones up the mountain to build their city without any modern technology or tools increases the “Awe” effect.