Hello lovely families and friends:
Finally we are in Riobamba! We woke up at 8:45am and after having breaksfast, we had our field trip to Riobamba, which will be our home for the following 15 days. Glimpsers are very comfortable at Hotel Tren Dorado, which has beautiful common areas. They were introduced to Don Raúl who is the responsible of the Hotel right now, and he was very kind explaining to the Glimpsers that the Hotel will be their second home. Then, we had chance to meet Isabel, our lovely food provider and owner of Roma Santa Restaurant, who is going to make sure that every single glimpser eat healthy and try delicious and traditional food from Ecuador.
After lunch, our great GGLeaders Sandra and Virginia suggested to go for a walk, just to have a relax after a long trip and absolutely we agreed! So Glimpsers were able to see a little bit about Riobamba. Then we went over our first seminars: Welcome & Accommodation and Líder del Día. We were able to introduce ourselves and we started to play a funny game “Secret Friend” that consists in being kind with one of our partner without letting him/her know who is his/her “secret friend” during the whole trip.
We went back to Roma Santa for dinner, and then finally we had our first nightly meeting (short version).We shared our “Big Loves” and we ended the day with a “Unity Clap.”
Tomorrow we will have the City Tour, Glimpsers will learn about the history of Riobamba, Riobamba is known as the City of the First Fruit, and they will find out why.
Andrea & Paúl
PD. We are very sorry that today we do not have pictures for you! We promise that tomorrow morning we will post a beautiful one of the whole group.