It can’t be denied that with every experience in life, we learn.
We learn to love. We learn to bond. We learn to take risks.
We learn to grow.
This is exactly what I took from an 11-day journey to South America, where I hiked at 13,600 feet altitude around the base of a volcano, ate my first coca leaf, was introduced to Pilsner beer and a fresh Pisco Sour, swam with sea lions, photographed white-tipped sharks, pet a 100-year old tortoise, learned the indigenous Quitra language, laughed at a classmate as he was escorted by security for attempting to board the plane with a knife in his backpack, rode a party bus around Riobamba, ate llama with a side of cow skin soup, and loved every single second of it all.
Enjoy my insight to a world you might not otherwise get the chance to experience.
The nature, people, and animals will leave you awestruck, if only you let them.