(posted on behalf of faculty leader Kathy Ganske)
After driving three hours into the Andes, our road was washed out due to heavy rains yesterday and today. Our group stayed calm and carried on to Samaipata, a charming historic town where we visited a museum on ancient Amazonian and Inca history and culture. Then off to lunch where we had delicious beef, chicken or Quinoa. We shopped till we dropped in an artisan shop and then proceeded a bit further to explore a winding, muddy path leading to waterfalls. There were several small ones but then saw a magnificent powerful one that fell into a pool. The pool was too tempting and some of our group cooled off with a dip underneath the falls. The rain began in earnest (again) and we hiked back to our van. Our tour guide and driver are fantastic sports with great humor.