It’s a little odd to think that a year ago, I lived in various places of a different continent and had the ability to travel as I desired to (the perks of living in a city). Wanderlust has been on my mind as of lately, and more specifically, the memories of traveling through South America and exploring the various terrains of the Andes and the Galapagos. I miss the freedom that being abroad offered, as well as the exciting adventures that every day offered. It’s difficult to get the same degree of adventure while being confined to a college campus and chained to my books (and the bio lab… can’t forget that one).
In my state of reminiscing, I decided it would be nice to express my appreciation for the opportunities that studying abroad gave me. I have been very fortunate to have the adventures that I’ve had, and to have grown from them. Cheers to SoCo!
9,022 feet into the sky, 22 kilometers of a hike round trip (plus 3 extra for funsies), and you've got yourself a hell of a weekend. From Cerro Provincia, you can see the Andes in one direction, and Santiago in the other. Despite the amount of pain and energy it required, there are no regrets here. #DeacsAbroad #santiago #hiking #chile
🌎🌲🗻Nothing screams Earth Day like Cajon del Maipo of Chile, especially because of the natural geographic beauty and incredibly important ecosystem that it contains. Unfortunately, the habitats of this region are under the threat of possibly being demolished by a new hydroelectric project known as Alto Maipo. As important as it is for Chile to have energy, it's also important to preserve the wildlife that depends on the natural resources of the region. There are less invasive ways that Chileans could obtain energy if perhaps other countries were able to give them a little assistance, as Chile's economy is still developing (solar energy for example would be ideal since rain is almost nonexistent). Just because one can do something doesn't mean that they should; just because Chileans can create a hydroelectric system doesn't mean that they should. Here's to hoping for the Alto Maipo project leaders to reconsider the ultimate decisions regarding this project. It would be really terrible to see such a beautiful place full of amazing creatures to be destroyed. #NoAltoMaipo #EarthDay #GreenLove #Chile #CajondelMaipo