Our year in Latin America almost seems like a dream. You know, those moments where you look around at your mundane day to day and still can’t believe that those things are out there?
There is this really awesome series premiering on National Geographic channel this Sunday and Monday (June 10/11) at 9p EST – just around that – Untamed Americas. Each show is about the unique, stunning, raw amazingness that is found in the Americas (and all of it – not just the US of America).
Shaun and I always had a kinda of “contest” running. Which country that we visited was the most stunning? First it was Guatemala with their clouds entering Xela every morning, then it was Costa Rica (no explanation there!), then Peru (with their deserts and crazy mountains), leading us to our final answer – there is nothing more striking in the world (that we have seen) than Bolivia.
Not only do you visit a country that is vastly ignored on many people’s lists but the sights are just incredible. I became enamored with nature. We really are living on an exquisite planet.
So here are a couple of things (out of the bazillion Bolivia posts I did) that just made me go WOW.
Whether it be the spectacular sunsets or the amazing wildlife, this was one of my favorite experiences on the trip.
AND it just so happens that one of the episodes are about these guys!
And the night sounds are unbelievable.
Starting at the top of snowcapped mountains and ending in the rainforest, this 60km/40mile ride takes your breath away (literally!).
Nothing prepares you for the stark, blinding environment that you find yourself on. Sometimes you have to ask yourself – am I even on Earth? It is just so strange, alien, and downright unbelievable.
So check out the series – I know I’m going to be scrambling to find friends with a DVR or cable (hey, I’m a backpacker!).
Disclosure: No, I didn’t get paid to write this. Yes, NatGeo contacted me but I wouldn’t have suggested it if I truly didn’t believe it looks like a fascinating show.