Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June 11, 2008

Today we went to the Salt Mines and saw the Concentric Cirles.
While we admired the Inca architecture, we worked on the personality tests and bonded as a group with Joaquin.
We also visited the Salt Mines. The scenery was incredible and the Urubamba river and valley beautiful. Our driver was the same man as last year incident with the flat tire. He now has a huge bus. I am so glad to see such progress in his life.

When we returned from our excursion, we cooked lomo saltado and cookies under the guidance of the Albergue chef, Juan. After that we did the egg drop challenge and continued trying to figure our leadership styles and how to use that knowledge to accomplish our goals, enhance our performance on our group project, and continue our transformation from a group to a team with a common vision.

I had the opportunity to talk to Aima about presenting her project in the USA, finding funding for the project with collaborations with What kids can do and the Shinnyoen foundation, NYLC and Clemson university. Aima told me that she wants training in education, which I will try to help after I return.

As we prepared to leave el albergue, the kids feel sad because this place has become a home away from home and the staff is very nice. We need to give a chance to Las Orquideas. We will see.

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