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Photo by Yi-Ching Hsieh

First Day With Host Families


Our first day with our host families was filled with food, games, and dancing. After an early breakfast, we headed to the activity center to meet up with some of the village teenagers. They took us on tour of their town where we collected flowers and learned the community’s history. Afterwards, we headed back to the chief’s house for lunch. It was raining a bit, but we didn’t let it dampen our spirits. The village teenagers then taught us how to make crowns using the flowers we had collected earlier on our walk. Following some free time, we had dinner together and then learned some of the tribe’s traditional songs and dances. After a night of festivities, we returned to our host families to sleep.