We recently returned from our mini X-phase to Machu Picchu. What a time and a half! With students planning all elements of the course, we successfully took a four hour bus ride, trekked carrying our tents and snacky peanuts for three hours without taking any detours (!!), climbed an hour of stairs, explored the ruins of Machu Picchu, found a restaurant in Aguas Calientes with sopa de quinua AND tomato soup pasta, made cheesy, peach flavored s’mores, and happily returned to the comforts of Urubamba.
This past Saturday, we spent the day at Ayni Wasi, also known as Sacred Valley Health. Ayni Wasi is a public health NGO based in Ollantaytambo . At Ayni Wasi we learned about how they educate empower high altitude communities to take charge of their own health and practiced some wilderness first aid ourselves.
As we head into our last week in Urubamba, we are both sad to say goodbye to all of the wonderful people we have lived, worked with, and met along the way but look forward to all of the crazy adventures to come and last trips to Pizza Quinua.
Lydia and Sabrina