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World's tallest palms in Colombia's Coffee Triangle  Murillo  Colombia

World's tallest palms in Colombia's Coffee Triangle

I was traveling though Colombia on a job and I took this photo of Willa, my colleague and fast-friend, being dwarfed by wax palms, the world's tallest palm trees, in Valle de Corcora in Colombia's coffee triangle. This experience was so memorable because we had this wild ride, hanging off the back of a Jeep Willy that we hired in the quaint little town we were staying in, Salento. The next thing you know, we were surrounded by 100 ft palm trees in this valley completely to ourselves. The feeling was surreal. The color, the quiet, the air, it was all an exhilarating sensory experience. This day was one of those halting reminders of how small we are, but also of what we are capable of. I never imagined I would end up somewhere on this Earth as magnificent and serene. The beauty of travel is how often you end up in a place, or with a person, in a conversation, that you would never have imagined possible.