Mountain Walking In The Andes Essays and Papers

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Mountain Walking In The Andes

Assignment title: "To write a first person narrative and description account of a holiday
based on personal experience (give own title)."

Dear Pinyot,
I couldn't believe that I won the competition! And I was given a chance to travel to any
of the destinations they mentioned as tracking rare mountain for gorillas in Uganda, bush
walking with guides in Kenya and there were so much more but I chose to travel to the
Andes on a major treks with expert guides who will just be following behind you and will
seek if you need any help (just in case you are lost or thirsty/ hungry). Major treks are
where you go mountain walking for six to eight hours in a day. I chose to go to mountain
walking because I like to go to places, which are very quiet and peaceful, and uncrowded
because I want to be in a place where you can get away from your everyday problems and
feel unstressed for the first time because of work, etc. and places where you can feel so
lonely and free for the first time.

All thanks to my best friend Charles I won the competition he made me enter it in the
first place and he told me that I won!! This is what happened It was in the morning and I
just had woken up, The phone rings and I answer, "Hullo, Hussein here?" The voice on the
other end asks for Mr. Moechsin and I reply, "This is he". The voice says she is calling
to remind me of my 4:00 PM dental appointment. I sigh and tell her I will be there.

It was four o'clock already, I enter the building and walked over to the elevator; I
pushed the up button and patiently wait. The elevator door promptly opened and I got in. I
pushed the button with a two on it and the doors closed. Once on the second floor I exited
the elevator and immediately I could smell the mixture of a mix of toothpaste and the
smell you usually smell in hospitals as you enter them. And I bleached out in the hall
even before I go into Dr. Abdul's office. As soon as I open the outer door, the blast of
cool air from the air conditioner hits me in the face making me shiver all over. I walk in
and add my name to the list on the sign in sheet. The secretary saw me and will let me
know if the doctor will be ready in a minute. While I waited in the waiting room for the
dental assistant in her blue uniform to call out my name, I look at the fish in the large
blue tank in the corner of the room silently while I wait my turn. Then I turned and saw a
photo album sitting on a coffee table. I picked it up only to see pictures of decaying
teeth and gums. I quickly closed the book and shudder at the thought as I rolled my tongue
over my teeth and checking them if they're all right. The nurse called my name and I
entered the inner office and sit in the brown leather chair looking at all the shiny
stainless steel equipment. As I sit down the bright overhead light, then I realized, it's
my turn. But then Charlie jumped with excitement and told me the news. I was horrified
there in moment.

So then the day finally came for me. I was ready, more ready than ever. The company gave
me a first class ticket to chilies and it was my first time on first class on any plane
and I couldn't wait to step in that plane. I was really excited to go!! As you know that
this is my first trip to South America, I don't know what life is there like. As I got in
the plane the hostess treated me with fully respect and they congratulated me for winning,
I had an exquisite meals and it was very comfortable. As we finally landed in Chile, I
grabbed my pack bag and as I stepped out of the plane hearing the hostess saying "thank
you for flying Singapore airlines" I looked outside and the view was amazing, it was like
a new world to I've never been before, the atmosphere was warm, friendly and bustling,
when I was there I felt so secure and the colours were vibrant and I never experienced to
go mountain walking for such a long time. The guides greeted me and showed a little bit of
Santiago, Chile and took me to the inter-continental hotel. We were supposed to start the
next morning but I wanted to see the city first. I spent the night exploring this city and
it was a marvelous city, but I only went downtown. When I'm there I feel marvel at the
wonderful things people have created. You can hear voices of busy sellers trying to sell
items and the cheerful sounds of talk and laughter. People were selling lots of goods,
brightly coloured hand made objects on the floor over a big bag of plastic. And I only
bought a flute, a carved hand made object shaped as the Andes Mountains and an object
advised by one of the sellers to wear around your neck on your necklace for protection,
course that's what the seller said. The people there were very friendly to foreigners, as
they see a person with different coloured hair like blonde than theirs, which is black,
they'll usually always stick with foreigners because they think they are rich or some
sort. Then I got back to the hotel because I needed plenty of rest.

I preferred starting and going on my journey early in the morning where everything is
peaceful and beautiful. The limo dropped the two guides and me off this area where it was
five minutes away from the city. I start from. I loved hearing the cheerful sounds of the
birds calling at each other, I loved smelling and breathing the fresh clean air. The
atmosphere was light-hearted and when I'm there I find it spiritually uplifting.
Everything was so fresh I put on my walking boots and grabbed my bag pack full of water
bottles and we were ready to go. This place would be a fantastic place to enjoy and relax
at the same time. I put on my walking boots and we were off. We walked about ten
kilometers and there was a route I had to choose either around the mountain is to the left
or up the mountain, which is to the right. So I obviously chose the right route where the
mountain was very rough up close but from far the view of the mountain was appealing and
amazing with the sun rising and the colours of the mountain I could see was a chest nut
brown type of colour. The atmosphere was again bustling and lively. And I could only smell
the fresh air. The path was hard for me to walk on. Along the way I got stuck in many
muddy holes, which sometimes were impossible for me to get out of. The descent was
exhilarating though

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