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07/18/2011

A big hole in the Earth

Grand Canyon, Arizona

That's basically what I was told by some friends after their visit to the Grand Canyon in 2009, "it is just a big hole in the Earth, nothing special". I thought maybe my friends had mistakenly ended up in a different place. How could they say such a thing about the most famous canyon in the world? But then, they showed me some pictures and it certainly looked like the regular Grand Canyon we are all used to seeing. Were they right? Was the Grand Canyon so overrated? I was about to find that out.
I arrived in the morning and met with Michael, Staff Manager of Xanterra, the corporation that operates all the park accommodations where lots of Work & Travel students come to work every summer. He shared with me some interesting stories (and a sandwich), and showed me around the village, located at the verge of the cliffs! I didn't know there was a community that lives in the park all year round. They have their own school, a bank, a recreation center with several sport fields... and, of course, their own canyon. The moment had arrived! It was time to see the so-called big hole in the Earth. I took a few steps... and it struck me... To be honest, words fall short to describe the magnificence of the Grand Canyon, and images to show how huge and gorgeous this place really is. I went hiking and could not believe I was walking inside one of the 7 Wonders of the World. I must admit I only walked for a few hours, but I left the park with an unforgettable glimpse of what the Grand Canyon is about. I believe it takes a lot more time to get to know it in depth... maybe a whole summer working here? ;)

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

You can find more photos of my visit to the Grand Canyon HERE

Thanks for watching :)

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Buenisimas fotos echi!!! y definitivamente quien te dijo que era un big hole in the earth estaba equivocado!!!

WOW! a este post si lo estaba esperando! Espectaculares las imágenes Echi! Hermoso lugar!

Fuáááá!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
La primera foto de la ardilla es lo máximo!!!!!!!!!!! (es una ardilla, no?) Está genial, y hasta da vértigo verla tan al borde del abismo....

Excelente hermano!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Te adoro.

The whole summerr??? jajaja como me reí con esto!!!
Divinas las fotos echi!! y como siempre el post! :)
Besossssss desde la fría fría Córdoba!

will travel with fun day trips from la to see more arund me.

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Ezequiel Coeli Canobbio

My name is Ezequiel Coeli Canobbio, I am from Argentina, where I have lived all my life. I have studied Film and Television at the National University of Córdoba, and I simply love filming and editing. I worked for a TV show for almost two years and I have also filmed different events (including the most important Tango festival in Argentina that takes place in La Falda, my hometown).

I met CIEE in 2007 when my twin brother and I decided to participate in the Work & Travel program. We went to work to Taos, New Mexico (USA), and we had an amazing experience. So much so that we decided to repeat it the following year, and it turned out to be even more amazing! We met loads of wonderful people, got the chance to visit different places, and learned a lot. Now I have the opportunity to keep traveling around the U.S. while doing what I love the most: filming, taking pictures and telling the CIEE story. I won't have my twin brother beside me to share this experience with, but I will have the pleasure to share it with all of you through this blog. Hop in!