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Grand Canyon Panorama

It’s tough to convey the size of the Grand Canyon in a normal photo so here’s a panorama shot, which still doesn’t do it justice.


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Expectations at the Grand Canyon

Did you know that the Grand Canyon used to be called the Great Canyon? The thing is, I actually think it should have kept that name, not because it isn’t grand but because it keeps expectations in check. I’d heard so much about the Grand canyon that my expectations were stratospheric, something it couldn’t possibly live up to. So in the end I was impressed but not blown away, especially after visiting Yosemite, Zion and Bryce earlier in the trip (places I knew next to nothing about). I guess the moral of the story is that high expectations can lead to a bit of a downer while low expectations can equal surprise excitement. Of course I mentioned this to a few friends who’ve seen the Grand Canyon and they were like “shut up it’s freaking amazing!”, so don’t take my word for it.

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