I went from Cusco to Aguas Calientes by bus and train. Aguas Calientes is located in a deep gorge one hill away from Machu Picchu. The Inca city of Machu Picchu is the reason I started my Latin America trip in Peru. Since rainy season could start soon I figured out this should be the time to visit this famous archaeological site.
After a night of little sleep I took the first bus at 5am to the Machu Picchu entrance. Unfortunately I couldn't watch the sun rise because the air was misty. However the clearing sky in the morning created a mystical atmosphere. I took a tour guide for 2 hours to inform me about the sights in the Inca city before I started to climb to the sungate, the Inca entrance to Machu Picchu. I sat down an enjoyed the view in silence. This was for sure one of the most special places I have visited in the world so far! Slowly I descended back to the ruins and I spend the afternoon taking more pictures and selfies with the llamas and the ruins.