Location: Central Valley Costa Rica

Today was our first day of school. It was really touching to see how caring and happy everyone was. The lunch ladies were so happy to be able to serve us (and the food was scrumptiously delightful) and the staff and students were so thankful. We are all very excited to get to know the fantastic children over the next few weeks. Another incredible experience was our evening with the shaman. Juan Sanchez and indigenous Costa Rican, has been practicing his religious ceremonies since his childhood and enlightened us all during a blessing ceremony. It was an eye opening experience to be exposed to such a vastly different way of life and religion and really catalyzed our journey towards becoming more open-minded and cultured individuals. We can’t wait for all the adventures that tomorrow will hold.