We woke up this morning to the sound of rain and our first Peruvian breakfast. In our first session, we came to a consensus surrounding community and group guidelines for the rest of the trip:
1. Open yourself to new experiences
2. Be aware of attitude and treatment of self and surroundings
3. Be a sponge to let others grow with you
4. Focus on the present and be mindful
5. Have inclusive fun!
We then visited the Kuska School, an alternative school for Pre-K through fifth grade. The group was fascinated by the setting and methodology of Kuska. After eating a delicious lunch and trying “Inka Kola”, we hiked up to the Sun Temple on the outskirts of Ollantaytambo. Liz and I feel as though our group has already grown together and began to foster a sense of trust. We are looking forward to meeting our homestay families tomorrow, and we know that we have prepared ourselves to get the most out of this opportunity. We are all happy and healthy!
~ Alex & Liz