A year ago, my youngest sister Claudia and I decided to go to a beautiful city in Colombia called Santa Marta. We didn't know what to expect, or where to go, which was one of the best feelings ever. We were going to be able to explore a new place. We did some research to find some of the most beautiful places in the area, and many people suggested Tayrona Park. I already knew of Tayrona Park, and I wanted to do some more research to discover some different places. That is where I found Cabo De La Vela. The pictures were beautiful, and it was only four hours from Santa Marta. It was also the perfect place to go kite surfing, something we wanted to try. When I asked some of the people in Santa Marta how to get there, they told me it could be dangerous, and that the two of us girls shouldn't try to go by ourselves. Despite the danger, there was only one thing in my mind. I wanted to have the most amazing experience possible, and I wanted it to be one of the best times of my life. This was an amazing opportunity to do something different with my sister, so we decided to go to both places.
To get to Cabo De La Vela you have to cross the Guijira desert, which takes about two hours. After two hours, seeing nothing but sand, we had no idea what to expect. I began to feel discouraged. I knew this would be a trip to relax and meditate, and I was right. As soon as we got to Cabo De La Vela the first thing we were told is that there is no electricity after 6pm, only one cell phone company provides service to the area, and the first car to go back to town leaves at 5am. At this point, I realized it was only the beach, myself, and my thoughts. My first reaction was a smile. I have always wished for a day without any kind of communication, and it has finally come. The hours seemed like forever each day because we had to walk for at least two hours to get to the beaches, which were in the middle of the desert. The feeling was incredible once we got to the beaches. My sister was the only company I had. Instead of our nights being lit by the usual television programs we watched, the only light we had was the moonlight. There wasn't much to distract from my thoughts, so I constantly talked to my sister to avoid my mind from straying. However, in some moments, I did find the perfect time to meditate, and be alone with my thoughts.
After we left Cabo De La Vela, we took the bus to go to Tayrona Park. My sister and I were ready to get back to society. On the way to the park we met two guys, named Dimitri and Jay. Dimitri was from France, and Jay was from Canada. They were extremely nice, and once we began talking we all clicked. They were happy to finally have company who could actually understand what they were saying. When...