Andes Mountains, Peru
What is Machu Picchu?
Many of the porters staying in Machu Picchu carry a shiny metal object, most of the time a mirror, with them when they sleep because they believe it will defect the bad spirits coming up through the ground and wish them away. Most of the porters here will tell you that they've had the feeling of being pulled out of their tents by the spirits. Whether that is a myth or not, you can never be too sure......