We spent our final day on a beautiful 8-mile hike to Black Sand Beach as well as a waterfall in the middle of the forest. Our tour guide Lion (ironically he was a vegetarian) was full of song and spirit as he led us into the unknown. All throughout our hike we stopped at many trees and other various plants for a quick lesson. We learned about roots that give you a strong back when boiled, flowers that can be squeezed into the eye to improve eyesight, and plants that improve memory when boiled. It was amazing how easily he was able to differentiate so many plants that all looked so similar.
The rest of the day was full of relaxation. This has by far been the most wonderful experience of my life and will surely only be the beginning of my journey.