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Peru 4B group, summer 2019

Estreching the legs: first day hike!

Hello family and friends,

Today, as a part of our orientation days, we went out for a walk in the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas. We went to visit the Chupani Ruins, a site built between the XI-XV centuries A.D. that, according to the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, was a settlement and an agricultural zone. It’s located between the Sutocmayu and Pachaqmayu rivers, which accompanied us during our walk.

Along the way, as part of our orientation activities, we talked as a group about risk management, “leave-no-trace” philosophy, and the value of walking as a community, among other important topics to prepare us for our big trek!

Once we arrived at the site, we had time to enjoy nature and reflect individually on the connection we want to create with the earth while we are here. We also had conversations about the different preconceptions and ideas that we usually have, coming from the north, about countries from the south. Outdoor conversations are an enriching way to learn together and from each other.

We are now back in our hostel and ready to continue having conversations about how we want to travel as a group.

Here are a couple of pictures from today’s hike!

Stay tuned!

 

The I-team 🙂