You Don’t Want to Visit Machu Picchu

Here’s why

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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.

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