Capítulo Uno: Cusco and Making New Friends

It is difficult to imagine a warmer welcome than we received upon arrival in Cusco. As we exited the airport a group of fifteen girls from Peruvian Promise awaited us with a hand made welcome sign. They screamed “¡Bienvenidos!”, tossed confetti in the air, and greeted the group with big hugs and kisses on the cheek. After a group photo and introductions we said farewell for now to our Peruvian friends and jumped on the bus for a short ride to the hostel in Cusco.

Our friends from Peruvian Promise greet us upon arrival in Cusco!
Our friends from Peruvian Promise greet us upon arrival in Cusco!

Exploring Cusco and Saqsaywaman

Dinner With Our New Friends From Peruvian Promise

While in Cusco we visited a local all girls school dedicated to providing education opportunities to girls from rural areas where access to education is limited. We toured the school and learned about the organizations history and ongoing goals. In the evening we went out for pizza with our new friends from the school and had a great night getting to know them and learning about their culture. For students in the Spanish workshop it was a great opportunity to practice their language skills and connect with local girls their age!

Capítulo Uno: Cusco and Making New Friends

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