Today was the second day in Ecuador. This trip so far has been one of my favorites of REACH and the best part is, it just started!! This has also been my first time on a plan and out of the country! The people here are all so friendly. We had breakfast at an adorable little restaurant. The lady was very welcoming and happy to serve us. I really hope that continues to be the same throughout the trip!

We had a scavenger hunt yesterday where we got to know Otavalo better. It is a little town and there are a lot of dogs everywhere. They really weren’t kidding when they said there were a ton of dogs! I’ve been very eager for this trip, seeing it is our last REACH trip. I’m anxious, nervous, excited and more to be living with a host family. I can’t wait!

Javier G.

Adriana (left) and Javier (right) celebrating their graduation from REACH at the Sunken Gardens, two days before they left for Ecuador!

Adriana (left) and Javier (right) celebrating their graduation from REACH at the Sunken Gardens, two days before they left for Ecuador!

Exploring Otavalo

Exploring Otavalo