* This post was written on July 3 but not sent until the group returned to Urubamba yesterday.
Today we woke up with our bags packed ready to roll. After an energetic breakfast we headed outside for some yoga in the sun. Everyone struggled to look as effortless as Ellen. Then we piled into the van to start our adventure. First stop was the museum where we learned about the 8 major ancient civilizations of Peru. It was cool to see how each civilization contributed to Incan and modern Andean culture. After the museum we visited ancient ruins, enjoyed scenic views, and ate lunch. We then returned to the van for a long windy drive. Many of us struggled with the windy roads and began feeling car sick, but after some coca tea and the beautiful view at the top of the pass everyone was feeling better. We then finished the drive to Quishurani while jamming to some Peruvian beats. As soon as we arrived many of the village women set up shop to sell us hand knit goods; we bought lots! It was great to be settled in at Quishurani knowing that we would get to know the community members better over the course of the week.