The Best of South America

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!

 

 

#Montevideo #Uruguay kind of hoping they leave me here on 'accident' #beachdayforever #DeacsAbroad

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Perfection on the side of the road #Gualeguaychú #panorama #caballos

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Cerro Provincia #sunset #mountains #chile 🌎

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Pacific Coast Pisco 🙌 #valparaíso #chile #piscosours

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Clear day in Santiago, thank you rain 👌#montañas #lascondes #thrivingthursday #andes #checkoutthosesnowcaps

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🌎🌲🗻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

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In the midst of the jungle, soaked to the bone from rain and surrounded solely by the forest with no human counterparts, I found those emotions of incredible amazement and happiness that I lost before going abroad after a terrible incident that has become so irrelevant to living, yet has shaped me to be the person I am this very moment. After spending so much time alone and surrounded by the beauty of the temperate rainforest in Pucón, I feel changed, and more alive than I've felt in such a long time; I feel happy. "The very basic core of man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." — Chris McCandless 🌲🌎🌋 #revelations #Huerquehue #Pucón #nature #IntoTheWild

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#Villarrica 🌋 Missing me some beautiful Pucón nature and #trekking #chile #DeacsAbroad #ElCañi

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Throwbacks for Chile — let the day dreams commence #Tbt #takemeback #Pucon #Chile 🇨🇱

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Follow, follow the sun And which way the wind blows When this day is done.

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Meeting the sunrise on Isla de Pascua via bike 🌅🗿#beaut #EasterIsland

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Hi babe, what's up? #lobospotting #SanCristobal #Galápagos #babylobo #mermaiddogs

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Sky high going north #Chile #Andes #sunrise 🌅✈️🇨🇱

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Flamingos and Atacama Desert #whoknew #Atacama #Chile

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Lifted up #Sunset #Chile #Andes #SkyHigh #PassionPit

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#MountainCrushMonday because the #Andes and #maybepumas #justkeephiking #PanDeAzucar #Chile #DeacsAbroad

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