Building something for the community

We were working on building a bridge so that the villagers in El Sur could cross the river. It was meaningful because we could see directly how we were building something for the community. We could look at our work and know it would make a difference. There was plenty of free time, and the villagers had activities planned for us in it. We got to do so many different cool things such as horseback riding and the trapiche. It was so amazing to experience the life of a local Costa Rican. They were all so gracious and generous, spending their time with us and showing us around. (What I liked best was) being immersed in the culture. Listening to Ronald play his guitar in his home, singing with his daughters was the highlight of the trip. - Alana Crumley, June 2012  

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