Someone turn the alarm off! I distinctly remember saying to my friends as our 4am wake-up call came in the form of loud banging on our hostel door. We had just finished trekking for three, long, and undeniably beautiful days. Our bodies tired, we slowly dragged ourselves out of bed only to be shocked awake by the cold morning. We dressed quickly to get warm and hurried downstairs as the last wisps of sleep cleared from our heads and it dawned on us that today was the day! A lifelong dream realized: to see one of the 7 man-made wonders of the world, Machu Picchu.