Month: March 2011

Friendship Beyond Boundaries

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A little over two months ending the edition of the Ruta Quetzal BBVA 2009, this year with a duration of almost six months for its division into two: one made in Spain in July and again by Chilean land last December. For the young participants was more than an adventure and a journey, it really has made these young people has been conocido.En that I want to focus now on the theme of friendship. I think there are too many articles that explain all the places and routes for these young corners, but few focus on what really makes the Ruta Quetzal: the roadway. The last day of the expedition, in the act of delivery of diplomas, the head of Jesus Camp Luna, dear to the expedition, said "today is the day we all been waiting for now is the beginning of a friendship forever," These words made a tear fall over one by the very thought that within a few hours were to be separated from those who for this time had become his family. I could write more than one book about each of the stories they have lived these young people, but I'll settle it brought some examples of the friendship shared by these guys. We just got to Concepcion where routers take leave of the Chilean naval vessel "Valdivia", also called "The Shaker" (I think you can imagine why), Daisy, an American expeditionary, down to earth with a few balloons on you can read things like "Happy Birthday" or "we love you." Today is his birthday.

His bandmates have prepared a surprise, all the balloons and still more are now the focus of the cameras and the rest of the roadway. "The love you," said Daisy, smiling at one of the journalists that he is filming. There is always celebrated a birthday on a boat in the Pacific surrounded by friends from all over the world, right? On the way to the Isla de Robinson Crusoe can see a small group of eight expedition to the tail of the "quetzal", "always go everywhere together," says one of the instructors. Francois, router of Belgium, is the only boy among the eight, the monitors joke with him to look after "their seven girls, each from a different country. Continue running while joking and laughing together despite the nearly 6-hour walk that carry over, the famous spirit router.

This is a great example of how friendship knows no borders, cultures and distances, and probably will not understand time and will last forever. It is true that the path never ends, just the trip that made the expedition, but not the spirit. The sample, after two terrible earthquakes in Haiti and Chile have tried everything expedition to get news of their friends in these countries and give aid where they can both have gotten Sem Bruel, Haitian router, get graduating in Spain because in his country has no resources to do so. These are just three examples of the many stories after these young people will have shared unforgettable experiences and who have known the true value of friendship, sharing, solidarity … it seems impossible, but believe me, is very true.