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Published: November 14th 2016
I had a quick visit in the U.S. and of course one of those places that I could not miss was the Grand Canyon.
Since I was a kid I have been watching on TV so many documentaries about this unique desolate area of land.
Luckily, while in Las Vegas, I met a local person who offered herself to accompany me to the Grand Canyon.
We went to visit the southern rim and having little time we had an easy walk along this part of the Canyon.
I always try to find someone, while visiting other countries, that has got a bit of knowledge about the sites I want to visit.
In this case,while admiring these wonderful landscapes, she told me about her life and family and also about the Grand Canyon.
It is 446 km long and 1,800 meters deep due to the erosions of the colorado river.
One thing that surprised me a lot was about the wildlife with so many creatures living here.
300 birds, 80 mammals, 45 reptiles, a few amphibians, 15 fish
species and more than 1000 plants are found inside the park.
She said to me that this is what the National Park Service tells.
We were along the southern Rim which is always open and receives most of the tourists.
The North Rim is closer to Utah state, but she said it is not as accessible as the Southern Rim, even though it has got stunning views of the Canyon.
It was really a dreamland with its deep crevasses and stunning vistas.
It was like to be landed in a different world just a couple of hours away from skyscrapers and modernization...
Unfortunately this pleasure was not lasting long and soon we had to leave this remote world and ,in only, two hours back again in the, monotonous routine of daily life, of the globalized world...
At the end I can say that I got to see with my own eyes one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.
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