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12.30.19

Today we engaged with the tribes culture and stories. We started the day with breakfast with our host families and then moved on make bracelets. We started by choosing  one colorful bead with a meaning based on its design. Then, using knots we created a intricate design for the band of the bracelet. We ended the session and left with a beautiful handmade bracelet. Next, we had lunch and free time. After this, we sat down with some village elders and learned about local folk stories and history. Most of us also tried betel nut. We ended the meeting with the elders by singing and pounding grains. We expected to end the day with dinner but had a wonderful surprise. Some of the village teens came back from school especially to see us! We hung out for an hour or so and said goodbye.