One of my favorite travel memories occurred during my volunteer service with this program in 2013. My Dad came to visit me during a school break in the second semester and we chose to travel to Patagonia to visit the lauded Torres del Paine National Park.
The trip was a series of unforgettable moments, but if I had to identify one of my favorites, it would be one that occurred during the van trip we took from the nearest city (Puerto Natales) to the Torres del Paine National Park.
The road leading up to the park was lined by open fields, which were in turn cradled by craggy hills, in which herds of sheep calmly grazed. However, the sheep were not alone. To my amazement, they were grazing alongside….wait for it…pink flamingos!
Before traveling to Patagonia, I never would have imagined that two species so different could share the same habitat. It was a huge revelation for me and a sight that I hope to never forget.