Monday, January 17, 2011

The Breathtaking Andes

We left Bogotá for Villavicencio today and were prepared for a very long bus ride. What we were not prepared for, however, was the breathtaking beauty we would experience along the way. I woke up from a nap, looked out the window, and was absolutely speechless. I had heard of the Andes before, even seen photos of them, but what I woke up to was more beautiful than any photo I have ever seen. Truly, words cannot properly convey the serenity of the Andes Mountains. Each member of the group woke up and began positioning themselves to take photos.
My personal reaction to this beauty, along with the excitement and surprise was a feeling of how small I was in relation to these massive mountains; it was truly a humbling experience. From the sheer size to the beauty of the colors and the shapes, it was an incredibly refreshing experience that I connected with spiritually. God’s work with nature amazes me in general, but the Andes have surpassed any feeling of amazement I have had in the past. The beauty we have come to witness in Colombia thus far has us all anticipating what is to come next. I hope you will continue to follow our adventures in anticipation as well!;


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