A snapshot of a llama staring down my lens at Machu Picchu, Peru. Photo taken during my South American trip in November 2013.
Walking around the clouds in Machu Picchu was the most surreal moment of my entire life thus far. I had caught a stomach bug the day before – I was in miserable state – but nothing in the world could stop me from going to Machu Picchu while in Cusco, Peru. I wandered around for hours, acquiring a massive sunburn in the meantime that left me lobster-red for days and in so much pain I had trouble sleeping! But all small ailments aside – it was 100% worth every moment of raw skin and tummy ache.