Not too long ago a group of Ensworth High School students set off for one of the best adventures of their life, Peru. From Cusco to Ollantaytambo to Pisca Cucho, there was never a dull moment. We were thrown into a culture we’d never before experienced, and many of us couldn’t even speak the language. Nevertheless, the connections and memories we made are sure to be everlasting.
We spent the first of the two weeks in the small town of Pisca Cucho. This was where our home-stay families were, and where we truly did make a new family. The bonds all the students made with the children in their homes were not something one comes by every day. They were real, and I know every single person from the trip misses their family dearly. During this week, we helped out around the small school in the middle of the town and also enjoyed plenty of hikes and scenery. Unfortunately, much of the time it was raining and we could not build anything outside.
The second week we spent most of our time doing day trips and exploring the small town of Ollantaytambo. We rafted a river, hiked up to Incan ruins, and visited Macchu Picchu. While in Ollantaytambo we enjoyed plenty of free time to roam, and a great deal of shopping. Everything about that town was amazing, even the food! Our last day was spent in Cusco, and from there we flew to Lima, then to Miami, then home! Overall the trip was absolutely incredible. The group of people couldn’t have gotten along any better, and the times we shared will never be forgotten.
– Rachel Oldham, Ensworth Class of 2013
To see more pics from the trip, check out Brooke Morgan’s blog here: http://brookemorganphotography.smugmug.com/Other/Peru/18000616_QkBhxv