If you have a fake US$100, what will you do?

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Today I visited the forth important sightseeing - Machupicchu. This sky city gave me a big shock. It's not coz of the architecture but the price... Everything in Machipicchi is money, money and money. My Japanese and I arrived the train station in early morning in order to get the vista ticket (the earliest and the most expensive one). However, all those tickets were solded. We ordered the backpacker tickets (the cheaper and slower one), but the price of the ticket (return) was US$96. It was nearly the same price as taking a 1.5hr domestic flight in Peru. The train took us 4hrs one way, but the scene was so so...  I didn't take any pictures

After arriving Machupicchu, we had to spend another US$40 for the entrance and US$20 for the 20 mins connection bus. Of coz, there is no free lunch about the toilet and the luggage store. My impression was bad...

Finally we arrived Machupicchu, but it was not as impressive as I expected. Perhaps there were too many visitors or the Machupicchu was small...

During this trip I tried to spend my US$100, but failed twicely. The locals said my US$100 was fake..... After returning to the hotel, I compared with other US$100 and found the roughness had a bit different.... I was not sure it was real. Perhaps I didn't want to admit it. At last I spent the US$100 when I checked out the hotel. It was coz the reception didn't check it. I felt guilty when he received the money. I worried he was sufer.... What I can do is convenice myself the money is real....

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