Today was a pretty amazing day. It started off with a breakfast at a hostel that consisted of eggs, granola, and Peruvian drinks and bread. After breakfast, the group shoved our clothes back into our packs and hopped into a bus heading for our new camp. On the way to CNI (the English translation is Hell Community), we saw multiple statue depictions of animals engaged in battle with other animals. We also had the opportunity to sleep and rest. After we arrived at our stop, we had to walk a bit and cross a bridge made of fallen trees, which was pretty cool. After getting situated, we headed over to the school to dig holes to hold up the roof (we're going to put poles in the holes). We played soccer with the students and they whooped us, but we're going to try again tomorrow. Once we were done, we split up into groups of three and went with some host families. My host family was awesome. They made amazing food and then we got to watch TV, mess with the animals, and play monkey in the middle with the kids. After all this was over, we went back to the camp and had a siesta (nap time). Many of us ended up playing cards though because we were all hyped up on adrenaline. After dinner (again it was amazing) we went on a caiman hunt and stargazing. We didn't see any caiman, but we got to see a tarantula. Overall it was a pretty cool day and we got some dope food.
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Hello family and friends of the Gilman School & Bryn Mawr program in Peru. The group arrived into Puerto Maldonado earlier this afternoon and had lunch before heading to get settled in the guest house. They will start updating the blog tomorrow. Please feel free to reach out with any questions - 303-679-3412. Thank you for your trust and support!