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The Bond That Ties All the Distant Cultures of the World Together

Today the group returned to Urubamba after a week in Qushurani and a llama trek through to the community of Cancha Cancha. The students will continue to post their reflections on their time, but below is a start, as Tommy shares his thoughts about the first day back in Quishurani and Rachel reflects on a…

Our Return To Quishurani

During our group reflection last night we shared our thoughts on our first week in Quishurani and everyone expressed excitement to return to this mountain village where we had begun forming relationships with community members and establishing a sense of place. We look forward to continued work with this community that welcomed us with warm…

Witnessing the Wide Smiles

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]* This post was written on July 6 but not sent until the group returned to Urubamba yesterday. This past week we had the most amazing opportunity to work alongside the community members of Quishuarani (“key-swa-rani”). We faced many challenges including teaching in the lingua-franca of a Quechua Spanish combination, transporting an endless amount…

Arrival in Quishurani

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]* 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…

Connecting with the Community

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]Today we drove in a cool bus to the Llama Park. We were able to talk with the community members and learn about their culture. At the llama park, half of us worked on a fence to keep the llamas out and the other half worked on a pathway. We had fun talking with…

Shouting for Joy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]Today the group continued their acclimatization, spent time planning environmental education lessons, and toured Urubamba. They are settling in well and looking forward to beginning our work in the mountains tomorrow with a trip to the Llama Pack Project’s pasture. You’ll hear from everyone in the group over the course of the next few…

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