Coincidentally, the day before we left the States, the New York Times' Frugal Traveler published an article exalting the many wonders of Cochabamba - check it out here.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
We are all safe and sound in Bolivia, following a long but uneventful series of flights. Pamela's suitcase did not arrive till yesterday, but otherwise we made it through customs and two flight changes without too many hassles. The students are now all settled with their homestay families, and all seem to be doing very well. Yesterday was spent in marathon orientation sessions, as the group learned about the program, their service projects, and the basic rules of life in Bolivia. Today they have free, but tomorrow we begin in earnest, celebrating the Fourth of July with a day of service in Loma Pampa, followed by a group dinner.