I was going to pass on Machu Picchu but the peer pressure was too great. It was an expensive notch:
$75 train ride to the town nearest Machu Picchu
$12 round-trip bus ride to Machu Picchu
$40 entrance fee
$7 rip-off mini pizza in town
That’s fine as I can say I took this picture:
The views were beautiful and I’m glad I went, but the magic of Machu Picchu is less when you’ve already visited Pompeii in Italy. I would have been more impressed if I was a ruin virgin, but as you know I get around. I’m at the point in life where I’m more excited by a nightclub’s interesting bathroom than an ancient stone structure.
It’s time for Bolivia. Please say a prayer for my stomach.