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Two Dragons welcome the sunrise with an improvised dance atop the Andes. Photo by Ryan Gasper.

Que pasa?

Hello!

I’m so pumped to start this trip and to meet you all!  But now that the days are counting down I’m getting a little sad that I have to say goodbye to my family and friends.

It will be my first time in South America.  I am very excited to be out of a city and to be surrounded by nature.  It will also be my first time trekking. I have been on a few camping trips in high school but all where very comfy and easy. I am mainly going on this trip to get out of my bubble and out of my comfortable routine. Boston is a very interesting city but I’m sick of going through the same motions everyday, interacting with rather close minded people, and have been itching for a change.

To save up money for this trip I worked full time as a barista at Eataly. I grew a lot from that job and had many great opportunity. I could have totally stayed there and had a career but working for a huge corporation and navigating politics of a company was not for me.

I hope during our longer home stay I could do work with midwives or children, because I am planing on starting doula training when I get home.

My Spanish is very weak even though I studied it all 4 years of high school. I am fluent in Italian and understand a couple of dialects which has helped me navigate Spanish on Duolingo but not so much in person.

Anyway looking forward to seeing you all your friendly faces soon!