Location: Urubamba to Ollantaytambo

Today we left our hotel and traveled to Chinchero.  When we arrived at the lake, we divided into groups. First, my group went paddle boarding, while the other half did yoga. Despite my initial difficulty, I finally found my balance on the board and marveled at the gorgeous mountains that surrounded us.   Once we got back from paddle boarding, our groups switched, and our yoga instructor led us through different poses. She was actually from the U.S., and she told us that she was researching expat culture in Peru for her doctorate dissertation. After the class was over, several of the students and I asked her questions about her work. It was fascinating.   As the day continued, some of us sat together by the lake as we watched the other students playing frisbee with our instructors. We didn’t want to leave, but we had to move on to our next stop. It was a lovely day, but we are all excited to get back to work tomorrow!