Hola Families and Friends!!

We are so excited to be the first Global Glimpse delegation in Riobamba this summer!  We started our day with a beautiful and scenic 4 hour drive from Quito to Riobamba; we made it safe and sound.  Once in Riobamba, we were greeted by the great hotel staff at Hotel Primavera and had a delicious meal.

Jonathan and Paco provided us with an orientation to the program.   After our orientation, we had our first cultural immersion experience.  We learned dance moves from a traditional folkloric group who taught us about “La Toma de la Plaza”  (the invasion of the town square).  “La Toma de la Plaza” is one of the most popular folkloric dances in Ecuador which was known as a Revolutionary Act that the Ecuadorians participated in during the Spanish conquest.  The students had a great time learning the dance moves and getting to dance with the folkloric group members.

Finally, we ended our night with another delicious meal and our first nightly meeting where we reflected and shared out thoughts about our first day in Riobamba.

Stay tuned for Day 3!