After days of traveling we met our house parents. It was remarkable how despite our stark differences we have unified. The host families are very gracious and went out of their way to make sure we felt comfortable.

Today we went on a hike to a point that overlooked the surrounding communities. We learned about the systematic oppression of the indigenous population and the implementation of the hacienda system. This brought up many questions such as, "Who are indigenous? What can we do about it? Is the situation in the U.S. that much different?". I have a feeling that these questions will be on our minds the next few weeks.

- Noah Nance