We discovered that we have only 2 weeks left in New Mexico, so we had to make the most out of it!
Most of the exchange students had already been to the Grand Canyon, which is located in our neighbour state - Arizona. It sure was on our list, but somehow we realised in the end of April, that now it's the last chance to actually go there. So.. April 29th. Gonzalo, Josh, Jake & me. 2 hours of sleep. 18+ hours of driving in one day. THE GRAND CANYON, PEOPLE!!!
It's funny how we drove through so different weather conditions. We went from -5 C & snow to +15 & sunshine. New Mexico's weather is generally very good. Almost no rain at all. The temperature varies a lot tho. For example, there was +12 degrees in January, but also -4 degrees & there was +28 degrees in April, but also +4 degrees. The heck?!
The feeling you get, when you sit on the edge of the canyon is quite indescribable. So p o w e r f u l.
The Grand Canyon is 446 km long, up to 29 km wide and attains a depth of over 1857 meters. Nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted.
Our selfiequeen Gonzi.
So many different layers, so many colours.
The "I've never been to the Grand Canyon" crew.
The crew from another & more realistic angle.
Oh I will...
The Colorado River ↓
Clouds forming a camo pattern on the canyon.
If you ever go to th US, please do visit other places than NYC, Miami, Los Angeles etc too. New Mexico & Arizona have been my favourite states so far. These states are enjoyable even if you're just driving through. The roads are really scenic.
God, how long I've been waiting for this moment to happen. So grateful to finally say that I've been there!
We made it there for the sunset.
No idea what was going on with the bugs. I don't think I've ever seen this many ↓
We both risked our lives for this photo, but I feel like it was worth it ↓
This place is sooooooo full of photographers & people with selfiesticks. It's crazy, man. Hard to find a free spot on the edge...we even saw people take their wedding photos there.
The edgelords ↑
An edgy picture of an edgelord ↑
I have hundreds of photos that I didn't upload here, but I'm pretty sure you're tired of them already. Only 7 more days & I'll be back home. See you, folks, soon! Peace.