Yes it is true, Crazy Horse Memorial and Monument in South Dakota is the largest mountain carving in the world! What makes it special is not just the grandeur of it, but also the Native American history, more specifically of the Lakota Sioux tribe, that’s attached to it. Getting to experience the Indian Museum of North America along with the Native American Educational and Cultural Center was also amazing!
After visiting Custer State Park last week, it was interesting to hear about the Battle of Little Bighorn (also known as Custer’s Last Stand) and the history of the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. To learn the story of Chief Henry Standing Bear and sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski’s dream to bring this mountain carving to life was truly impressive.
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Hey! We’re Olivia and Nathan 👋🏽 A couple from California.
We met back in 2014 in Monterey, California. I (Olivia) was a senior in college & Nathan had recently moved back to the area after living in Italy.
After a few “deep life talks” (ones that were so foreign to me) and hearing about the lifestyle Nathan had been creating for himself for the last 6 years, I wanted to spend more time with him.
We started dating and I learned how he’d moved to Cambodia when he was 17, Germany when he was 18, Italy when he was 20, and was itching to travel again.
I was fascinated and wondered HOW THE HECK DID THIS GUY PAY FOR ALL OF THAT?
Nathan would work in California for 2 years, save every dollar he could, move abroad, find a job in that country, live there for 1-2 years and then do it all over again. Each time, he’d learn the language of that country, acquire new skills & make lifelong friends.
I was deeply inspired & wanted to travel with him. After 1 year of working our butts off and saving every dollar we could, we moved to Australia. We lived + worked there for 3 years (learned to speak perfect Australian lol) & created online jobs so we could continue traveling full-time.
We were traveling South America when covid hit, flew home and bought an RV to travel the US.
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