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The Tiger's Nest in Bhutan. Photo by Chelsea Ferrel.

Landing in Paro

As I walked down the rickety steps of the airplane and lifted my head, I was surrounded by countless green mountains decorated in prayer flags. The sky was a shade of blue I have yet to comprehend. The air smelt of purity and I could not trust the sight my eyes were showing me. As I stood and absorbed this breathtaking sight, I felt a sensation that I was not aware I could feel. An ocean of love and joy flooded my body. My mind was consumed with this wonderful feeling so much so that tears came rolling down my face. I have never felt this feeling before and have never cried at something I find beautiful. I knew Bhutan was going to be something wonderful but the beauty and power I felt walking down those steps was a level of emotion I have never experienced.