The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, USA with nearly two billion years of Earth’s geological history. If that does not impress you. I don’t know what would.
In this trip to US, I only decided to go Las Vegas as my rest point to get to The Grand Canyon. The drive from Las Vegas to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon was a long 6 and a bit-hour journey particularly for someone who was jetlagged and someone who was suffering from a bad headache. I still don’t know whether the headache was caused by lack of sleep (Vegas rest point, Hello?) or plain hangover. Regardless, I happily missed the dusty and arid view of the Nevada dessert by trying to get some sleep in the car on the way to the Grand Canyon National Park. For the record, it wasn’t me who was driving.
Waking up to the the stunning colours of the Grand Canyon from afar just before the sunset is certainly an experience made to last. The Grand Canyon is 466 kilometres long and 29 kilometres wide with a depth of 1.8 kilometres. It was freezing when we got there but the amazement that this nature’s wonder brought to me kept me warm. The spectacular beauty of the Grand Canyon is indescribable and left me speechless. It’s not called The Grand Canyon for nothing. This part of the world is stunning beyond words. And it is true, any picture of this wonder doesn’t do it justice. You have to see it for yourself.