You Don’t Want to Visit Machu Picchu

Here’s why

Photo mine

In elementary school, my class did a unit on the Seven New Wonders of the World. My imagination was captured by Machu Picchu — maybe it was the unmistakably foreign sound of the name, or the impression of ancientness my teacher imparted, or how the terraced slopes felt like an echo of the elusive Hanging Gardens of Babylon.




Stories for world wanderers

Recommended from Medium

Stockholm & Oslo

“Covid-19: A World Tour”

Review of OnePack: The Most Functional Backpack for Everyday Life & Travel

30th April (Milan, Como)

An Affair to Remember

Dear Mexico,

A goodbye letter to Rome

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Cecilia Lawless

Cecilia Lawless


More from Medium

California Teachers Need to Know How to Help Students Deal with Trauma

Why it’s hard to successfully sell our passion projects (and what to do about it)

Don’t Be A Tourist

Internet as a Buffet