These guys came from Turkey to work in a ranch in Big Sky, Montana (and for some of them this is their second season here). When we asked them why they chose this town, they were pretty concise with their answers:
- They love the landscapes and nature of Big Sky.
- They can choose between many outdoor activities to do in their free time.
- They can save money in a place like this.
So they seem to have a pretty good deal in this ranch.
[Fun anecdote: After I left Big Sky, I found these guys in Yellowstone! So, I would say we could add "-Visit the national parks" to their accurate list, specially if you are in Montana, where you have some of the most interesting national parks just around the corner.]
"Big Sky, in my opinion, is one of Montana’s best kept secrets. People are so nice, the day-to-day life is so much slower, and the scenery is amazing." These are the words of a girl who used to spend her summers in Big Sky and that, when she heard I was going there, wanted to share her opinion about it. For what I experienced, I guess she couldn't have described it better. And, personally, it reminded me of the beautiful and quiet landscapes of Patagonia, back in Argentina.
At Big Sky resort, we were invited to share a BBQ with some of the work & travel students and their managers. These guys live and work in this resort, located at the base of the mountains. They also agreed with the Turkish students about the good things of living in this rural area. If you come from a city, this is a nice place to experience a totally different kind of life, to live it in a way that you wouldn´t even imagine back in your country. It is something that really makes you see life from a whole new perspective. And I must say I totally agree with that.
As always, there are more pictures of Big Sky HERE. Check them out! :)